Titles You Haven't Rated (38)
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Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.
Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever. (imdb)
Succession (2018) - TV Series
Succession that follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.
A struggling actress accepts to coach her famous sister on a tough shoot, but their relationship soon evolves into dark territory. (imdb)
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (imdb)
The State (2017) - TV Mini-Series
A look at the lives of four British citizens who join ISIS in Syria. (imdb)
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. (imdb)
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (imdb)
Alex, son of a leader of the Algerians in Marseilles, has a series of confrontations with the Corsican mafia after his stint in the French Foreign Legion. (imdb)
The Red Tent (2014) - TV Mini-Series
Based on Anita Diamant's bestselling novel; the story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.
A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents' divorce. (imdb)
Laïla Marrakchi returns to the Festival with another lively family drama chronicling the foibles and hypocrisies of Morocco's middle class. (tiff.net)
A sexually frustrated Palestinian-American agrees to marry an Israeli woman for a Green Card, triggering a war at home with his parents, who will stop at nothing to divorce him from his new wife.l (imdb)
1975, Sarah, 8 years, is living in a Catholic orphanage. One day, her biological father, who she has never seen, presents itself and takes her with him for the weekend in Paris. But drugged, she wakes up in Morocco. From that moment on she only wants to choose instead of what they have chosen for her... her future life.
Tal, a 17 year old Israeli, and Naim, a 20 year old Palestinian, were born in a land of scorched earth. They must endure an explosive situation that is not of their choosing at an age where young people are falling in love and taking their place in adult life. A bottle thrown in the sea and a correspondence by email nurture the slender hope that their relationship might give them the strength to confront this harsh reality to grapple with it, and thereby ever so slightly change it. (imdb)
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul, produced by Sevil Demirci and Hüseyin Karabey, who attained international recognition especially with My Marlon and Brando (2008), comprises of six short films made by six internationally acclaimed directors aiming to remind that Istanbul's past does not only belong to the current peoples of Turkey. (IKSV)
A thriller set in London's slave trade and centered on a woman's fight for freedom. (imdb)
With the story of the Israel/Palestine-conflict as a contextual backdrop, we are shown and told the story of four palestinian women. It's all centered around Dar Al-Tifl - a school and home for palestinian orphans in Israel. Miral - one of the girls - has to carry the weight of her people, her history and her family on her shoulders, as she grows up with terrorism, Intifada, civil war and political conflict. Can she maintain a individual ambition in all this?
The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.
A drama centered on an immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Illinois.
Human Zoo takes up the sociopathy of betrayal, in the context of love and war. (imdb comments)
The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, leaving Daniel alone with nagging questions of "Why?" (imdb)
A drama based on the true story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. (imdb)
Attractive, educated and successful, Eloïse (Elsa Zylberstein) has it all, except for a long-term, stable romantic relationship. Now in her mid-30s, she can hear a certain clock ticking loudly. So she enrolls in a speed dating program. (imdb)
Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha". (imdb)
A free spirited Palestinian dancer becomes the wife of a prisoner. (imdb)
A college professor travels to New York to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (imdb)
A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin (Binoche) returns to the West Bank. (imdb)
A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former schoolfriend. A warm, fruitful conversation starts between the two men... (imdb)
The Nativity Story chronicles the arduous journey of two people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. (New Line Cinema)
Azure is a blond boy with blue eyes, Asmar has dark hair and dark eyes. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they mercilessly become rival in the quest for the djinn's fairy, in a medieval Maghreb, full of dangers, magic spells and wonders. (IMDb)
Amos Gitai's beautiful new film is a quietly sweeping movie about intersected lives in transit. (New Yorker Films)
Paradise Now is the story of two young Palestinian men as they embark upon what may be the last 48 hours of their lives. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Directed with equal parts humor and humanity by Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis, The Syrian Bride is set on the sun-baked border between Israel and Syria, a no man's land that the eponymous bride must cross in order to meet her anxious groom. (Film Forum)
One relatively easy way to label Bab Al-Shams is to describe it as an audiovisual account of the Palestinian struggle from 1943 to 1994. The film begins on the eve of the Oslo Accords, with Younis, an old fedayi, in a coma, and Khalil, his adopted son, reminding him of the former's life story while he nurses him, thus setting off an engaging string of narratives that speak of resistance and love.
A widowed Tunisian seamstress takes an unlikely journey of self-discovery in writer-director Raja Amari's sumptuous and sensual film. (Zeitgeist Films)
Ahmed Kasmi and his family fled Algeria and he is now only a week away from getting his Canadian citizenship. Ahmed's teenaged son Hafid, secretly a part of a group of militants, breaks into the immigration office and deletes databanks worth of information. Captured by security cameras, the act is broadcast throughout the country on the nightly news, just as Ahmed is practicing "O Canada" in his living room... (All Movie Guide)
Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows. He is closely related to the family of Abu Said, a former policeman who gains new hopes from the political developments. Oum Said, his wife, hangs her hope on the imminent release of their eldest son, Said, from jail. She tries to find him a bride to secure things for the future. (imdb)