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Abbout Productions produces feature films and documentaries and supports Arabic-language movies with a distinctly Arab voice, expressing the identity of the region. The company was established in 1998 by...

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The Valley at the Toronto International Film Festival

12 August 2014

The Valley by Ghassan Salhab will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema category.

After surviving a car crash in the middle of Lebanon's isolated Beqaa Valley, an amnesiac man finds himself held hostage...

Ladder To Damascus - Between dream and disaster

15 April 2014

On 4 March, unsettling news began to spread throughout Internet social forums. It was said that the Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas had been arrested on the Syrian-Lebanese border. He had been on his way to Beirut to fly from there to Geneva, where his latest film, "Ladder...

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Gate #5 at the Arabische Filmfestival Tübinger

20 April 2012

Gate #5 is selected at The Arab Film Festival in Tübingen, which will take place from 2 to 9 May 2012.

40 Arab films from Egypt, Algeria...

The Lebanese Rocket Society - Hollywood Reporter Review

02 October 2012

Filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige's docu centers on Lebanon's forgotten space program and the professor in Beirut who developed rockets...

Stable Unstable - Movie Scope Magazine Review

12 December 2013

Lebanese Director Mahmoud Hojeij's first feature film is a black comedy exploring the anxieties of seven individuals connected only by their psychologist...

Rencontre avec Georges Schoucair, producteur libanais et directeur de Abbout Productions

16 May 2010

« Le rôle du producteur est de relier l’argent et les talents. Au Liban, nous n’avons pas de politique institutionnelle, mais nous...

Documenting a world of many truths

18 May 2012

BEIRUT: Documentary is pervasive in Lebanon. Fledgling filmmakers the world over cut their teeth on documentary before moving on to feature-length...

The Lebanese Rocket Society in Copenhagen and Sevilla

02 November 2012

The Lebanese Rocket Society is selected at the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen.

Screenings:

Saturday 03/11 15:00

Nadine Labaki, en plein drame

21 November 2011

Quezako ? Dans la banlieue nord de Beyrouth, à la fin de l’été 1976. Sur le point de se marier, Noha décide soudain de...

Coming Clean: Sector Zero says the things many don't want to say or hear

11 June 2012

Sector Zero is not for everyone, it is for the thinking viewer, Nadim Mishlawi tells me in a café swarming with tweenies and college students on...

Quality ‘will decide funding for films’

27 October 2011

A panel of filmmakers, producers and distributors have shared their views on some of the issues involved in financing film projects, particularly for...

Sector Zero, an aesthetic of dereliction and slaughter

10 December 2011

Ever since filmmakers began to make documentaries that work more like art house fictions (and less like in-depth reportage), a sort of identity crisis has...