They say you never forget your first love. In this case, teenager Silvia (Luiza Kosovski) is so adamant to get back her Romeo that she turns to bloody sacrifice and revival voodoo. Brazilian filmmaker Alice Furtado’s feature-length debut is a swirling fever dream of obsession, mourning, and a cold apathy towards the world. Taking a […]

‘Be careful what you wish for’ is the ominous phrase told to children all over the world when they are desperately grasping for something they don’t quite understand. In this case, young Walaa Khaled Fawzy Tanji wants nothing more than to gain a firm grasp of power in a world she has absolutely no authority […]

BBC Arabic Festival held its first edition in 2014 as a four-day, London based event. Today, the Festival runs for a full week, doubling the audience in attendance while continuously developing live content for BBC Arabic TV, radio and web to a potential of over 44 million viewers. The Festival is keen to build on […]

The Man Who Was Thursday by the Hungarian writer/director Balazs Juszt received its world premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film features an international cast of actors that have already made a name for themselves – François Arnaud (The Borgias), Jordi Molla (Colombiana, Riddick), Ana Ularu (Serena) and Mark Ivanir (Homeland, A […]

War, fight to the death and off we go. Another, I would have thought, epic adventure. I really wanted to write something extraordinary about Jonathan Liebesman’s (Battle Los Angeles, Darkness Falls) new film, however, I was left disappointed after the screening. I actually wanted to leave the cinema after just 40 minutes into the film. […]

There is no need for me to introduce Steven Spielberg to anyone. He is a filmmaker whose name has become a brand in itself. So we can be sure it will be a good one when going to the cinema to see any of his films. After watching his other movies devoted to war, such as Schindler’s List […]