The team behind 'The Swimmers', including cast and crew, on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. AFP
'The Swimmers' brings to life the riveting story of the Mardini sisters

Sally El-Hosaini’s Netflix drama takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions

September 09, 2022, 11:07 PM
Yassir Al Saggaf and Fatima Al Banawi with their co-stars from 'Champions'
Saudi film 'Champions' set to be released in March

The comedy is an Arabic adaptation of the Spanish 'Campeones'

February 25, 2022, 3:48 PM
The life of Lebanese singer Sammy Clark, who performed in Arabic and English, was celebrated by fans on social media. Photo: Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
Sammy Clark dies aged 73: tributes pour in for acclaimed Lebanese singer

He was most prominent for singing the opening song of children's cartoon show 'Grendizer'

February 21, 2022, 7:48 AM
The works of Mona Saudi, a renowned artist and sculptor, are part of collections around the world. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation
Jordanian artist and sculptor Mona Saudi dies at 76

Her artworks are part of collections around the world, from Paris to London and Sharjah

February 17, 2022, 5:16 AM
Wasla music festival, which has been held in the UAE three times in the past, will take place in Saudi Arabia for the first time this year. Victor Besa / The National
Wasla music festival will come to Riyadh for the first time in March

The indie Arab music festival will run over two days

February 09, 2022, 8:31 AM
'Flee' tells the story of 'Amin', an Afghan asylum-seeker who escaped Kabul in the 1990s. Photo: AP
Danish documentary 'Flee' makes Oscar history

It is the first film to be nominated in the documentary, animated and international categories by the Academy

February 08, 2022, 4:03 PM
The Gulf Film Award is being launched at the Saudi Film Festival this year. AFP
Submissions now open for eighth Saudi Film Festival

Under the theme of 'poetic cinema', the festival will run from June 2 to 9 at Ithra

February 04, 2022, 12:02 PM
Rana Eid is a Lebanese sound designer and filmmaker. Getty Images
Lebanese filmmaker Rana Eid among Berlinale jury

Rana Eid will serve as member of jury for Best Documentary Award at the 72nd Berlin Film Festival

January 28, 2022, 7:39 AM
An image of the Friendship Hospital in Satkhira designed Kashef Chowdhury/Urbana. Photo: Asif Salam
Bangladesh community hospital wins world's best building award

Friendship Hospital located in Satkhira was chosen from a shortlist of three new buildings

January 26, 2022, 7:42 AM
A Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives highlights the development of the UAE’s visual arts landscape. Photo: Admaf
Abu Dhabi Festival brings back Portrait of a Nation exhibition

The three-month show, which follows the success of its first event in 2016, features prominent loans from cultural institutions in the UAE

January 20, 2022, 1:37 PM
Smart Heart, by Christine Kritzas, left, and Dr Saliha Afridi is a board game that seeks to develop emotional intelligence and strengthen the connection between parents and their children
Smart Heart: the board game helping children express their emotions

Therapist Christine Kritzas and clinical psychologist Dr Saliha Afridi team up to create a game that focuses on emotional intelligence

January 18, 2022, 4:13 AM
Maisa Abd Elhadi in ‘Huda’s Salon’, which was shot in Nazareth and Bethlehem, and is based on real-life events. H&A Production
Reel Palestine returns to Cinema Akil: five films to watch

The film festival runs from January 29 to February 6 at Dubai's Cinema Akil

January 17, 2022, 7:28 AM
The Academy Awards decided to go with a no-host format in 2019 and 2020. AFP
Oscars 2022 to have a host for first time in three years

US comedian Jimmy Kimmel was the last to take on hosting duties in 2018

January 12, 2022, 4:05 AM
An Arabic remake of French film 'The Intouchables' is in the works, but Arts & Culture editor Samia Badih wonders why more Arab stories are not being told. Photo: Gaumont
It's time to tell our own Arab stories in films

Arts & Culture editor Samia Badih hopes that the global industry is ready to give Arab screenwriters the chance to be storytellers

January 08, 2022, 11:58 AM
Actor Sidney Poitier was the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor. Getty Images
Hollywood trailblazer Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Actor was the first black man to win Best Actor in the history of the Academy Awards

January 07, 2022, 3:43 PM