Cairo Drive, which has its world premiere in Abu Dhabi’s Documentary Competition tonight, shows an intimate portrait of Cairo’s 20 million inhabitants — inside its 14 million vehicles.
After making several award-winning documentaries, Norwegian director Hanne Myren makes her fictional debut with Love Me (Elsk meg).
Bahrain-born, London-based actor Khalid Laith stars in Tobe Hooper’s Djinn, the UAE-set horror film which had its world premiere in Abu Dhabi this week.
Screen speaks to the Palestinian actress and director ahead of receiving an honorary award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
The festival director talks to Screen about this year’s event.
For the first time, the Gulf States are coming together to promote themselves as a cohesive regional film hub. By Colin Brown
Wayne Borg of twofour54 explains to Wendy Mitchell how the Abu Dhabi Media Summit has become a must-attend event for global media leaders; and how Abu Dhabi Film Festival is building connections.
The Gulf continues to cement its reputation as a film-making hub, but the growing presence of big budget international shoots serves to highlight the lack of local production, says Colin Brown.
The Gulf may have taken Egypt’s place as Arab cinema’s financial powerhouse but the challenge remains to connect local audiences with home-grown releases, as Colin Brown reports.