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1.
Women Without Men (2009)
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Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. (95 mins.)
 
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Eyes Wide Open (2009)
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A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community. (91 mins.)
Director: Haim Tabakman
 
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Lemon Tree (2008)
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The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. (106 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
4.
Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
 
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Caramel (2007)
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A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. (95 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
 
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Lebanon (2009)
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During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town. (93 mins.)
Director: Samuel Maoz
 
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Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
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Turtles Can Fly (2004)
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Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. (98 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
9.
For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
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Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas. (110 mins.)
Director: Arash T. Riahi
 
10.
Zozo (2005)
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A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden. (105 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
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Winterland (2007)
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A love story about two Kurds in the north of Norway. (52 mins.)
Director: Hisham Zaman
 
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Certified Copy (2010)
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In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
13.
My Father My Lord (2007)
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A respected rabbi is forced to come to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his own family. (72 mins.)
Director: David Volach
 
14.
Live and Become (2005)
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
15.
Circumstance (2011)
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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. (107 mins.)
 
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678 (2010)
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Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt. (100 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Diab
 
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Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
 
18.
Taxi (2015)
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Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran. (82 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
19.
This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)