Watch list : Arabian Films

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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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Bosta (2005)
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Fifteen years after a traumatic explosion in his native Beirut, Kamal Maf'ouss returns from France,... (142 mins.)
 
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Ajami (2009)
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Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. (124 mins.)
 
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Paradise Now (2005)
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Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
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Silence... We're Rolling (2001)
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Drama about Malak, a rich and famous singing star who, when her husband leaves her, takes up with the younger, handsome Lamei. What Malak can't see - but her family can - is that Lamei is only after her money. (102 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
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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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My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
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Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace... (100 mins.)
Director: Hiner Saleem
 
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Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
 
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The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
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Stray Bullet (2010)
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Noha is about to get married. Her family is relieved to see her take advantage of this last chance before... (75 mins.)
Director: Georges Hachem
 
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Outside the Law (2010)
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A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII. (138 mins.)
 
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
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A Screaming Man (2010)
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Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel... (92 mins.)
 
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The Wedding Song (2008)
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The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages. (100 mins.)
Director: Karin Albou
 
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To Take a Wife (2004)
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The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children... (97 mins.)
 
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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
 
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The Syrian Bride (2004)
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In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel... (97 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
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Kandisha (2008)
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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". (91 mins.)
 
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Amreeka (2009)
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A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana. (96 mins.)
Director: Cherien Dabis
 
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Rana's Wedding (2002)
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About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up... (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
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City of Life (2009)
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A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart... (119 mins.)
Director: Ali F. Mostafa
 
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Under the Bombs (2007)
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In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son. (98 mins.)
 
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Bethlehem (2013)
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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant... (99 mins.)
Director: Yuval Adler
 
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Zaytoun (2012)
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Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond. (110 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
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Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009)
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A female talk show host in Cairo stirs up political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women's issues. (134 mins.)
 
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Losing Ahmad (2006 Documentary)
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Shot over 12 months in Iraq, Kuwait, London and the US, Losing Ahmad follows the true story of Ahmad Sharif... (68 mins.)
 
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The Curlew's Cry (1959)
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This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story... (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
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West Beirut (1998)
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In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school... (105 mins.)
Director: Ziad Doueiri
 
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The Silences of the Palace (1994)
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As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live. (127 mins.)
Director: Moufida Tlatli
 
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Viva Algeria (2004)
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This movie portrays three women living in today's Algeria between modern society and Islamic fundamentalism... (113 mins.)
Director: Nadir Moknèche