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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 Notebooks selected at CineMart 2016

11 December 2015

International Film Festival Rotterdam's (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has completed its line-up for the upcoming 2016 edition. The line-up consists of titles from filmmakers from across the world, including the Netherlands, Australia, China, Brazil, the UK, Lebanon...

The Inheritor by Halim Sabbagh is selected at the Dubai Film Connection

17 November 2015

The Inheritor by Halim Sabbagh is one of the 12 projects selected to take part of the Dubai Film Connection during the 2015 Dubai International Film Festival.

After the sudden death of his father, Nadim...


Lebanon's proud space-race history brought back to life in film

26 November 2012

Transporting a large rocket through the streets of Beirut is, perhaps understandably, an idea that might not sit well with local authorities. "It took us...

Nadim Mishlawi: Behind the Walls of “Sector Zero”

07 April 2012

Nadim Mishlawi's directorial debut Sector Zero premiered in December 2011 at the Dubai International Film...

A New Year’s Day in the life of Beirut

21 January 2014

A psychiatrist named Ghassan (Camille Salameh) has set up his practice in an anonymous tower block somewhere in the Lebanese capital. His list of clients...

La Vallée atmosphere d'angoisse a la Berlinale

13 February 2015

Le réalisateur libanais est l'auteur des remarqués Terra Incognita et Temps Mort. Son film s'enroule dans une théâtralité...

Documentary maker Simon El Habre about how important funding from DIFF has been for his career

10 December 2011

While the red carpets and "We Love Tom" placards may make most of the headlines, behind the scenes at the Dubai International Film Festival over the past few...

Balle Perdue - Critique (

23 November 2011

Avec sa mise en scène épurée, Balle perdue dresse un portrait sans concession d’un pays en pleine guerre civile. Enthousiasmant et...

Beirut Calling: Contemporary Video Art From Lebanon

16 February 2012

Beirut Calling: Contemporary Video Art From Lebanon


"الحوض الخامس" في "متروبولويس" سيمون الهبر: اللغة هي الأهم!

10 May 2012

Rocket launch

02 April 2013

Heading into the theatre packed with intrigued faces, I overheard someone: "Is this one of those spoof films? Or is there really a society like that?" I must...

Melodrama Habibi - Variety Review

05 August 2008

After a '70s-inspired animated opening, Tamba quickly sets two apparently mutually exclusive worlds on a collision course. In Paris, former crooner Bruno...