Arts & Culture - Film

'No to war', Russian dissident director tells Cannes film fest

Celebrated Russian film director Kirill Serebrennikov came out against the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, telling the Cannes Film Festival that culture had a role in ending the conflict.

No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters.

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was cancelled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back _ even kisses were forbade on the red carpet _ the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.

Cairo International Film Festival opens submissions for 44th edition

Film submissions for the 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will be opened for two months starting Sunday, the organisers said on Saturday.

Five new talents to watch at Cannes

There are serious veterans and huge household names at this year's Cannes Film Festival, from Tom Cruise to Baz Luhrmann to David Cronenberg.

Cannes unfurls blood-red carpet for gory films

The Cannes Film Festival has a strong stomach. Having handed its top prize, the Palme d'Or, to the blood-soaked "Titane" last year, there is more horror on the slate for the 75th edition that kicks off on May 17.

The 21 films in competition at Cannes

This year's Cannes Film Festival has 21 films in competition, including movies from four past winners of the top prize Palme d'Or, as well as several cult favourites.

Egyptian actor Mohamed Mamdouh wins Best Actor Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival

Egyptian actor Mohamed Mamdouh won the Best Actor Award at the 12th edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival, which concluded on 9 May.

Egyptian film ‘From Cairo’ wins Jury Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival

Directed by Hala Galal, the film ‘From Cairo’ won the jury award during the 12th edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival.

Queen Elizabeth II home movies to be in new documentary for Jubilee

Previously-unseen home movies from Queen Elizabeth II's personal archive - including footage capturing the monarch as a young mother and her beaming at her engagement ring - will be shown in a new documentary, the BBC said Sunday.

Egyptian critic Ahmed Shawky to chair Cannes Festival’s FIPRESCI jury

Egyptian film critic Ahmed Shawky was chosen last week to head the jury of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) competition at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.

Acclaimed Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah to head Cannes Festival's short film jury

Acclaimed Egyptian film director Yousry Nasrallah has been unveiled as the jury chairman of the Short Films competition of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which will take place between 17 and 28 May.

Cannes Festival picks French actor Vincent Lindon to head jury

Veteran French actor Vincent Lindon will head the main jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival which awards the coveted Palme d'Or top prize, organisers said Tuesday.

In its 9th edition Faten Hamama Film Festival to introduce audience award

For the first time in its history, the ninth edition of the Faten Hamama Film Festival will include an audience choice award.

Egyptian film Wahed Tani starring Ahmed Helmy to be released in cinemas in Eid

The comedy film Wahed Tani (“Another Person”) starring actor Ahmed Helmy will be released across Egyptian cinemas on the first day of Eid which falls on 2 May.

Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania to lead jury of Cannes' Critics Week

The International Critics Week (La Semaine de la Critique) said Monday that it was "proud to announce" that the president of the 61st edition will be Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania.

Five Arab women filmmakers receive Netflix creative fund grant

Five Arab women filmmakers received one-time grants to bring their fiction and non-fiction projects to life through Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity in partnership with Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

Hollywood stars and cult directors announced for Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival announced the line-up for its 75th edition on Thursday with a mix of cult arthouse directors and Hollywood glamour heading for the French Riviera in May.

Egyptian actor Ahmed Dash guest stars in Marvel Studio's Moon Knight

Young Egyptian actor Ahmed Dash appeared as a guest star in episode three of Marvel Studio's Moon Knight, which aired on Wednesday

UNICEF appoints young Egyptian actor Ahmed Dash as ambassador of ‘Shabab Balad Initiative’

UNICEF Egypt announced its appointment of young actor Ahmed Dash as their international ambassador for the newly launched ‘Shabab Balad (‘Country’s Youth’) Initiative.’

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