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Dominic Cooper's Sadistic Madman

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  Dreamboat British actor Dominic Cooper (MAMMA MIA!, AN EDUCATION) steps up to leading man stature in THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE, a harrowing and unsettling portrait of the consequences of complete and corruptible power. The film tells the true and truly sickening story of Uday Hussein, the power-mad and sadistic son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein whose personal reign of terror gave him free reign to kill, rape and maim at will. In order to protect his personal security, he forces a former c...

8th African Film Festival of Tarifa Awards

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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) awarded eight new African movies with awards endowed with 46 500 euros. The festival jury selected winners from more than 140 movies from 23 African countries.1. The award for the best feature-length movie (15 000 €) goes to “MICROPHONE” (Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt)2. The award for the best direction (10 000 €) goes to “A JAMA” (Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco/France) 3. The award for the best actress (1 500 €) goes to DENISE NEWMAN for “SHIRLEY ...

co-production panel

Filmmakers from pan-Arabic countries met and gathered on DIFF panel to discuss future of film co-production in Arabic world.

Mohamed Al-Daradji and the Press

Mohamed Al-Daradji and the Press Mohamed made it clear to press that despite much contention surrounding his film about 3 weeks following the US attack on Iraq in 2003, The Son of Babylon is not a political story but a human one.    I then asked him if his non-political drive but rather humanist drive is reflected in the statement of the little boy, Ahmed, at the end of the film who tells his g

Mahamat Saleh Haroun, director of Un Homme Qui Crie

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                  Un Homme Qui Crie, or The Screaming Man, by Mahamat Saleh Haroun press conference was held Sunday afternoon. The director was accompanied by  actors Emile Abossolo M’bo, Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma and editor Marie-Hélène Dozo. Extraits. Below are a few extracts of the conference.   The impact of conflicts on the film: Mahamat Saleh-Haroun: Last week, there were still confrontatio...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Ziad Hamzeh's WOMAN Wins The Golden Palm Award At The 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival

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The International Beverly Hills Film Festival concluded its 8th editionFilmfestivals.com has been a partner of that festival in the past for 3 editions, offering promotion and advertising services which the Fetival never fully paid.The lawyer they appointed to settle the dispute never returned our documented correspondence of services fully rendrered nor phone calls.We were worried that the financial situation would not allow the festival to continue and we are glad that it found ways to survi...

Naguib Mahfouz died at 95

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