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Haifaa al Mansour on Saudi Arabia’s Historic Red Sea Film Festival: “It’s a Proud Moment”

The first ever Red Sea Film Festival in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah kicks off the evening of Dec. 6, no small feat for a country that only opened its first cinema after a 35-year ban less than four years ago. While the Red Sea Film Festival, originally due to launch in March 2020 […]

Athena Film Festival: Helen Reddy Biopic, Liz Garbus’ ‘Lost Girls’ Highlight Lineup

The Helen Reddy biopic 'I Am Woman' and Liz Garbus' true-crime film starring Amy Ryan, 'Lost Girls,' will have their New York premieres as part of the 2020 Athena Film Festival, which has revealed its opening and closing night films; narrative, international and documentary centerpieces; and more programming.

Oscars: Saudi Arabia Selects ‘The Perfect Candidate’ for International Feature Film Category (Exclusive)

Saudi Arabia has selected Haifaa Al Mansour's 'The Perfect Candidate' as its official entry for the 2020 Oscars in the best international feature category.

‘Nappily Ever After’ Trailer: Netflix’s New Rom-Com Centers on Hair Identity

The first trailer for Netflix's 'Nappily Ever After,' starring Sanaa Lathan, has been released. The Haifaa Al-Mansour directed rom-com centers on one woman as she finds her identity through her journey with her hair. The movie will debut on the streaming service Sept. 21.

Venice Days Unveils Lineup With Half the Films Directed by Women

Director Giorgio Gosetti made an active effort to seek out female talent for the festival.

CineEurope: Saudi Director Haifaa al-Mansour to Receive Special Recognition Award

CineEurope's special recognition award is being to Haifaa al-Mansour in honor of the 'Wadjda' director's achievements as an industry leader in Saudi Arabia.

‘Mary Shelley’: 4 Characters From the Film and Their Real-Life Counterparts

How 'Mary Shelley' stars Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley and Tom Sturridge prepared for their roles as real-life historical figures in Haifaa al-Mansour's gothic coming-of-age film about the 'Frankenstein' author.

Saudi Filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour on Her Country’s Historic Cinema Opening: “There’s No Going Back”

The first director to have shot a feature in the kingdom, with her critically acclaimed drama 'Wadjda,' writes about the landmark event.

‘Mary Shelley’: Film Review | TIFF 2017

Elle Fanning plays the English author of 'Frankenstein' and teenage lover of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in Haifaa Al Mansour’s biopic, ‘Mary Shelley.’

Toronto: ‘Mary Shelley’ Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Talks Women Defying Expectations

The Saudi Arabian director's much-anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed debut, 'Wadjda,' stars Elle Fanning and bows in Toronto on Saturday.

Berlin First Look: Elle Fanning Portrays Gothic Literary Icon ‘Mary Shelley’ (Exclusive)

The drama from Haifaa al-Mansour is being shopped to buyers in Berlin by HanWay.