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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...

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Panoptic at the Locarno Film Festival

27 July 2017

Panoptic directed by Rana Eid has been selected to take part of the Locarno Film Festival in the Signs of Life section.

The documentary delves into Beirut's underground and explores Lebanon's schizophrenia. Depicting a nation thriving for modernity while ignoring the...

Ila Ayn 60th anniversary screening at Cannes Classics

25 May 2017

The Cannes International Film Festival has just announced that a restored copy of Ila Ayn by Georges Nasser initiated by Abbout Productions and Fondation Liban Cinema will be screening during the Cannes Classics section during this year's 70th anniversary of the...

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Lebanon’s space race, recollected

26 November 2012

DOHA: At the heart of every strong documentary, you could argue, there's a great story. In the old days, the story was probably more important to documentary...

"Balle perdue" : Beyrouth 1976, l'été de tous les dangers

22 November 2011

En deux films - Caramel (2007) et Et maintenant on va où ? (2011) -, la belle Nadine Labaki s'est imposée, au titre de réalisatrice et...

‘Ladder to Damascus’ filmed in times of Syria turmoil

11 September 2013

TORONTO: Filmmaker Mohamad Malas unveiled at the Toronto film festival this week a movie shot in his Syrian homeland, as conflict raged all around...

L’incontournable Balle Perdue de Georges Hachem

02 November 2011

Balle perdue de Georges Hachem est le premier film entièrement réalisé et produit au Liban. Complexe, tragique, porté par la...

Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival 14-18 September

01 September 2016

Beirut welcomes the Arab World's first fantastic film festival

Beirut, 1st of September 2016: The Lebanese Capital is...

The Valley by Ghassan Salhab awarded funds by the Global Film Initiative

12 April 2013

Global Film Initiative annouced their Winter 2013 grants selected from a diverse group of applicants representing thirty-nine...

Le Dernier Homme - Critique L'Orient-Le Jour

01 May 2007

Le troisième opus de Ghassan Salhab «Le Dernier homme», ou l'histoire de Beyrouth à sang pour sang présenté aux...

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...

Georges Hachem’s debut film hits the target

03 November 2010

Even the most die-hard fans of Lebanese film may not have heard of Georges Hachem, but that is about to change.

Hachem’s first feature-length...

Mohamad Malas Masterclass about Visual Poetry at the Dubai Film Forum

09 December 2011

Part of the Dubai International Film Festival, acclaimed Syrian director Mohamad Malas will be giving a Masterclass about Visual Poetry at the Dubai Film...