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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...
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...
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.
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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...