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MIDDLE EASTERN CINEMA

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‘Taste of Cherry’ (1997): Review

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami || Produced by: Abbas Kiarostami Screenplay by: Abbas Kiarostami || Starring: Homayon Ershadi,, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Baakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi, Mir Hossein Noori Cinematography by: Homayun Payvar || Country: Iran || Language: Persian Running Time: 95 minutes Films that examine suicidality and depression have a lot of balls. Even by … Continue reading

‘Waltz with Bashir’ (2008): Review

Directed by: Ari Folman || Produced by: Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli, Roman Paul Screenplay by: Ari Folman || Starring: Ari Folman, Miki Leon, Ori Sivan, Yehezkel Lazarov, Ronny Dayag, Ron Ben-Yishai Music by: Max Richter || Cinematography: Yoni Goodman ||¬†Edited by: Nili Feller || Country: Israel, Germany, France || Language: Hebrew … Continue reading

‘Wadjda’ (2012): Review

Directed by: Haifaa al-Mansour || Produced by: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul Screenplay by: Haifaa al-Mansour || Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdularhman al-Guhani, Sultan Al Assaf, Ahd Kamel, Ibrahim Al Mozael, Noof Saad, Rafa Al Sanea, Alanoud Sajini Music by: Max Richter || Cinematography: Lutz Reitemeier || Edited by: Andreas Wodraschke || Country: Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

‘Close-Up’ (1990): Review

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami || Produced by: Ali Reza Zarrin Screenplay by: Abbas Kiarostami || Starring: Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Monoochehr Ahankhah, Mahrokh Ahankhah, Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi, Hooshang Shamaei, Nayer Mohseni Zonoozi Cinematography: Ali Reza Zarrindast || Edited by: Abbas Kiarostami || Country: Iran || Language: Persian Running Time: 98 minutes Film … Continue reading

‘Caramel’ (2007): Review

Directed by: Nadine Labaki || Produced by: Anne-Dominique Toussaint Screenplay by: Nadine Labaki, Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hojeily || Starring: Nadine Labaki, Adel Karam, Yasmine Al Masri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisele Aouad, Dimitri Staneofski, Sihame Haddad, Aziza Semaan, Fadia Stella, Fatmeh Safa Music by: Khaled Mouzanar || Cinematography: Yves Sehnaoui || Country: Lebanon || Language: Arabic, … Continue reading

‘The Edge of Heaven’ (2007): Review

Directed by: Fatih Akin || Produced by: Fatih Akin, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel, Jeanette Wurl Screenplay by: Fatih Akin || Starring: Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Kose Music by: Shantel || Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann || Edited by: Andrew Bird || Country: Germany, Turkey || Language: German, Turkish, English Running … Continue reading