DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Having spent the best part of a year accompanying her sophomore feature on the international festival circuit (it opened Sundance, and screened at Venice and London), Arab-American filmmaker Cherien Dabis...
Uneven wedding saga has its moments.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: With May in the Summer, writer/director/actress Cherien Dabis continues to trace the axis of American/Middle Eastern relations with a warm, light fingertip. The follow-up to her breakout success Amreeka, which premiered at...
A touching tale of forbidden fruit in the Middle East.
Centuries-old conflict in the Middle East is rendered in simple human terms in this poignant, affecting tale involving a Palestinian widow, the Israeli Defence Minister and his seemingly privileged wife, and a patch of land on which a lemon grove...
'Sex strike' drama springs genuine emotions.
In a tiny, remote village somewhere in North Africa, the men are idle and the women work. All day, it seems, the men sit in a café under a sweet sun and tell jokes. Since now there is no harvest and no work for their men, the women keep the place...