Films in the Arabic language
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Palestinian farm labourer Emad Burnat documents his family and community’s peaceful but determined resistance against the Israeli plans to build a wall along the West Bank that will slice their land in two. With hundreds of hours of video footage covering a period of over six years, Emad started working with Israeli activist and filmmaker Guy Davidi to produce this film. An effecting work o find out more...

CertificationE Our Rating

Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

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CertificationPG Our Rating
Eight year old Amine and his teenage brother, Tahir, are informed by their mother that their father has left them, a striking image that opens the film as we see him crossing the desert pausing only to gaze intensely into the lens of the camera. Spurred by this loss the two boys begin a journey of their own, and so begins a parable of haunting beauty, a visually stunning tale, powerfully realised in its studied simplicity and achingly thought provoking. find out more...
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AJAMI (2010)
Certification15 Our Rating
Ajami is an area of Jaffa where Arabs, Palestinians, Jews and Christians try to live together in an atmosphere that is -to say the least - electric. Omar, an Israeli Arab, struggles to save his family from elimination by a gang of extortionists. He also courts a beautiful Christian girl, Hadir, but marrying her is far from obvious. Malek, an illegal Palestinian worker, tries to collect enough money to pay for his mother's operation. Dando, an Israeli cop, does his utmost to trace his missing bro find out more...
Certification15 Our Rating
Young Arn, the son of a Swedish nobleman, is exiled to the Holy Land for 20 years as punishment for falling in love with Cecilia, who in turn is banished to a convent. When Arn returns from the Crusades as a proven and chivalrous warrior he is determined to reunite with his love, but first he must fight for his people within the fractured tribal politics of Medieval Sweden.
'Knight Templar' is a well made, high budget, historical romance with a substantial amount of heroic hack and slash find out more...
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ATASH (2004)
CertificationPG Our Rating
A family of five, their two goats and donkey live in exile far from their village home. One day the father decides to provide running water for the family by illegally diverting water onto their land. The three women recoil from the idea but the teenage son obeys submissively anything to be allowed to continue attending school. The building resentment towards the father is beautifully paralleled by the water surging through the pipe - he brought them to this place against their will and they kn find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating

Capernaüm ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him w find out more...

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CARAMEL (2007)
Certification15 Our Rating
Six women seek love marriage and companionship in this sweet-natured tale set round a beauty salon in Beirut. Beautiful young Nisrine is engaged to headstrong Bassam, but is worried about not being the virgin she's supposed to be. Divorced, middle-aged, part-time model Jamale fears the process of ageing. Quiet Rima seems more attracted by other girls, particularly Siham, a client who flirts with her. Thirtysomething Layale is having an affair with a married man, but has caught the eye of the goo find out more...
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Certification12 Our Rating

A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now working as a flight attendant and searching for love and companionship. These individuals all live in Dubai and their find out more...

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DARATT (2006)
CertificationPG Our Rating
Chad, 2006 and the government has granted an amnesty to all war criminals. 16-year-old Atim is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill Nassara, the man who murdered his father and now leads a quiet life as a baker. Atim gets a job with Nassara, but as the weeks progress a son-father relationship begins to develop between the two. Moving and humanitarian, "Daratt" is a film both about hope and the need for those with the wisdom to break cycles of violence. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
This is the story of a group of North Africans who enlisted in the French Army to fight for the motherland, freedom and equality, and against Nazism. We follow their travails through France's first military defeat of Germany, by raw Arab conscripts, through to being the first French troops to fight their way into Alsace. Throughout they are treated as second rate people by French men, though oddly not always by the women, denied full rations, promotions or leave - they do and they die. As a war find out more...
Certification15 Our Rating
Set in the Palestinian occupied territories we follow our central character as he struggles to maintain a meaningful relationship with the woman he loves under the watchful glare of an Isreali checkpoint. "Divine Intervention" is a marvelously offbeat movie, part satire, part farce, frequently surreal, but through it all a perceptive and thoughtful observation of a conflict that as yet defies solution. find out more...
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FOR SAMA (2019)
Certification18 Our Rating

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and surv find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

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Certification12 Our Rating

Twins Jeanne and Simon are left two envelopes in their mothers will, asking them to find a brother they never knew existed, and a father they believed to be dead. Journeying from Canada to Lebanon to unravel this mystery, they begin to uncover the terrifying secrets of their mothers tumultuous and brutal past, the twists and turns of their discoveries moving them ever closer to a gut-wrenching and inevitable truth that will re-define their world. This Oscar-nominated thriller is powerful, raw find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

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Certification15 Our Rating

Like a modern Jacques Tati with a hint of Buster Keaton, the director, writer, and actor, Elia Suleiman, embodies another silent version of himself, coming up with new, even subtler and more ingenious ways to portray the Palestinian ghettoisation. This time, in search of homeliness, Suleiman's alter ego travels from Nazareth to Europe, making the first stop at picturesque Paris to promote his movie, and then, off he goes to bustling New York City. There, he meets his friend, the actor, produc find out more...

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LEBANON (2009)
Certification12 Our Rating
The entire film takes place inside a tank occupied by four inexperienced Israeli conscripts and the occasional interloper, a dead Israeli soldier, a wounded Syrian POW, a higher ranking officer and a Lebanese Falangist, during the 1982 Israeli invasion of the Lebanon.
'Lebanon' relates a series of episodes, based on the young director's own experiences, and very effectively relates both claustrophobia and a tank's eye view of the world.
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Certification15 Our Rating
Arrogant defence minister Israel Navon has moved, with his wife, into a dream house close to the border with the West Bank. In order to secure their safety, orders are issued to chop down the lemon tree orchard that Palestinian widow and neighbour, Salma, tends to. But Salma is not likely to give in easily and enlists an ambitious young Palestinian lawyer to help fight her case in the courts. find out more...
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Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original. Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the "female" Lawrence of Arabia. The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Using stunning, never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles her extraordinary journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power. The story is told entirely in the words of Gertrude Bell and her contem find out more...