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Haifaa Al-Mansour's The Perfect Candidate offers a rare glimpse at the indoor lives of Saudi women
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Haifaa Al-Mansour's The Perfect Candidate offers a rare glimpse at the indoor lives of Saudi women

The film's strength lies in the fascinating visual detail that fleshes out a rather formulaic script: the view we get once Saudi women go inside and remove the niqab, whether it’s cooking with family at home or dancing at a gender-segregated wedding.

Netflix to adapt Kiera Cass' novel The Selection; filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour roped in to direct the feature
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Netflix to adapt Kiera Cass' novel The Selection; filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour roped in to direct the feature

Haifaa Al-Mansour will direct Netflix’s upcoming film The Selection, based on the first entry in Kiera Cass’ popular book series.

Venice Film Festival 2019 day 2 roundup: Pedro Almodovar wins Golden Lion for lifetime achievement
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Venice Film Festival 2019 day 2 roundup: Pedro Almodovar wins Golden Lion for lifetime achievement

Pedro Almodovar was nominated for Venice Film Festival's top Golden Lion prize in 1988 for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a movie that brought him international recognition.

Venice 2019: Greater transparency in selection process may help address gender parity at film festivals
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Venice 2019: Greater transparency in selection process may help address gender parity at film festivals

Before we complain about gender disparity, it is important to know how many female filmmakers submitted their films, versus the number that finally made it to the final list.

Mary Shelley trailer: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams star in this biopic of Frankenstein author
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Mary Shelley trailer: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams star in this biopic of Frankenstein author

Mary Shelley is a film about the early life of the woman who wrote one of literature's most enduring horror stories — Frankenstein.

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year-long ban on cinemas; first movie theatres to open in March 2018
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Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year-long ban on cinemas; first movie theatres to open in March 2018

Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.