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Asghar Farhadi

Farhadi, Dumont, Panh named as Qumra masters

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, French auteur Bruno Dumont and Cambodian creative documentarian Rithy Panh have been confirmed as the first ‘masters’ at the Doha Film Institute’s talent development event Qumra.

Isabelle Huppert

Huppert makes Arab bow in Taia’s Treasure

10-Dec-2016 | By Colin Brown

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert is in line to make her starring debut in an Arab film, playing a Morocco-born French woman in Abdellah Taïa’s The Treasure.

Saba Mubarak

Saba Mubarak joins Inshallah It’s A Boy

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has signed for the lead role in up-and-coming director Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah It’s A Boy – A Chapter From The Fabled Life Of Nawal.

Lady Macbeth

Front Row courts Lady Macbeth

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth.

Follow-Up To An Inconvenient Truth

'An Inconvenient Truth' follow-up to premiere at Sundance

10-Dec-2016 | By

Paramount will release the eco doc that reunites former US vice president Al Gore with Participant Media and will premiere on the festival’s opening night under inaugural programme The New Climate.

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Dearest Sister

Horror streaming service Shudder launches in the UK

20-Oct-2016

Upcoming exclusive titles include LFF title Dearest Sister and French series Beyond The Walls.

In The Absence Of The Sun

Indie VOD service FilmDoo launches crowdfunding campaign

9-Sep-2016

Campaign aimed at raising $127,000 (£95,000) to fund technology improvements, product development and marketing for world cinema VOD platform.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' eyes $500m int'l tally

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is still the one to beat at the international box office this weekend as the industry holds its breath before the global roll-out of Rogue One.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $400m overseas (update)

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.

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