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Ahed's Knee

Ahed's Knee

Director Nadav Lapid

A filmmaker faces some home truths in this staggering, stylistically accomplished Cannes prize winner by auteur Nadav Lapid.

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The Blue Caftan

The Blue Caftan

A tailor wrestles with his sexuality in this deeply felt film about the many forms that love can take within and outside a marriage.

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Boy From Heaven

Boy From Heaven

Director Tarik Saleh

Cannes’ Best Screenplay winner is a gripping, labyrinthine thriller that depicts the corruption and paranoia of Egypt’s religious and political elite.

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Costa Brava, Lebanon

Costa Brava, Lebanon

Director Mounia Akl

A family escapes toxic Beirut for the idyllic countryside in this heartfelt, politically charged debut set in a near-future Lebanon.

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The Dam

The Dam

Director Ali Cherri

In this Cannes Directors’ Fortnight feature debut, a humble Sudanese brickmaker has a magical side project: a mud golem with revolution on its mind.

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The Exam

The Exam

Women’s liberation gets the high-stakes treatment in this slick Kurdish thriller about two sisters swindling their way to academic success.

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The Gravedigger's Wife

The Gravedigger's Wife

A man’s devotion to his wife is put to the ultimate test in this rare cinematic venture into the Horn of Africa.

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Harka

Harka

This engrossing, Cannes-premiering debut explores the trials and tribulations of a young Tunisian man in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution.

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Holy Spider

Holy Spider

Director Ali Abbasi

In this polemical Iranian noir, an intrepid female journalist hunts down a serial killer who believes he’s doing Allah’s work.

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Leila's Brothers

Leila's Brothers

This panoramic family drama – which plays out like a Tehran-based take on Dickens or Zola – heralds one of Iran’s most exciting up-and-coming voices.

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Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

In Chad, where religion rules with an iron fist, a teenage girl seeks to end her pregnancy.

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Mediterranean Fever

Mediterranean Fever

Director Maha Haj

Un Certain Regard’s 2022 Best Screenplay winner is a disarming odd-couple story of middle age, male bonding and mental health in the Middle East.

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The Stranger (Ameer Fakher Eldin)

The Stranger (Ameer Fakher Eldin)

Palestine’s stunning entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar tangles with occupation and oppression in the contested Golan Heights region.

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Under the Fig Trees

Under the Fig Trees

An elegant, intimate drama of sisterhood and generational conflict that explores the lives of three women on a Tunisian orchard.

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