Most Popular Arabic-Language Feature Films
A story set in Saudi Arabia and focused on the experiences of a young girl who challenges her country's traditions. Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour With: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani Drama 98 mins.
Where Do We Go Now?
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Dir: Nadine Labaki With: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim, Nadine Labaki Comedy | Drama 110 mins.
An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra. Dir: Ziad Doueiri With: Ali Suliman, Evgenia Dodena, Reymond Amsalem Drama 102 mins.
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. Dir: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani With: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba Crime | Drama 124 mins.
Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha". Dir: Jerome Cohen-Olivar With: Hiam Abbass, Amal Ayouch, Khalid Benchagra Crime | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Thriller 91 mins.
Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Dir: Hany Abu-Assad With: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal Crime | Drama | Thriller | War 90 mins.
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. Dir: Nadine Labaki With: Nadine Labaki, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad Comedy | Drama | Romance 95 mins.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
Dir: Serdar Akar, Sadullah Sentürk With: Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane, Ghassan Massoud Action | Adventure 122 mins.
A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well. Dir: Radu Mihaileanu With: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass Comedy | Drama 135 mins.
Halfaouine : Boy of the Terraces
A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds... Dir: Férid Boughedir With: Selim Boughedir, Mustapha Adouani, Rabia Ben Abdallah Drama | Comedy 98 mins.