Rock the Casbah

The Daily Star interviews Rock the Casbah stars Laila Marrakchi and Nadine Labaki. Marrakchi directed the film, while Labaki is a filmmaker in her own right, with her 2007 “Sikkar al-Banat” (Caramel), a dramedy centering on an east Beirut beauty salon, as well as“Wa Halla l’Wayn?” (Where Do We Go Now?) a fable-like film about … Continue reading Rock the Casbah

Safar Returns

In September 2012 the Arab British Centre (in partnership with the ICA and Dubai International Film Festival) presented Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema. This year, from 19-25 September, Safar returns with more screenings of Arab films accompanied by Q&As as well as "a day-long forum which will bring together some of the most … Continue reading Safar Returns