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  • The English title of Jose Maria Cabral's new film Carpinteros is Woodpeckers, which refers to the secret sign language between the male and female inmates at a Dominican Republic prison: As a means of flirting and communicating, the...

  • Director Mohamed Diab had the right idea for putting a unique perspective on the real-life events of 2013: the Egyptian protests after the military removed Mohamed Morsi from government. Clash is a single-location film that takes place...

  • Motherland opens with a 24-year-old woman already on her fifth pregnancy -- just one of many such cases that director Ramona S. Diaz reveals in the vérité-style documentary, which recalls the observational techniques and...

  • Borrowing David Fincher's viridian hues, director Tarik Saleh (Swedish, but of Egyptian descent) has created a smoky film noir based on true and recent events. The happenings of The Nile Hilton Incident lead up to the Egyptian revolution...

  • It's pretty clear early on that the latest film from Mexican director Manolo Caro is a squirm-in-your-seat comedy. After opening with a sex scene between two teenage sweethearts, we flash-forward to watch their 40-something selves bump into each...

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