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Scary Mother: An insightful look at the horrors of the artistic process
Hessen Hossam | An introspective look at the artistic process and the overwhelming power that imagination can possess
Gentle creature, violent place: a slow, moving Dostoyevskian drama
Heba El-Sherif | Heba El-Sherif reviews Sergei Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature, a slow, moving drama that evokes Dostoyevsky
The Killing of a Sacred Deer: Yorgos Lanthimos shocks again
Amna Magdy | The Killing of a Sacred Deer starts as awkward satire and gradually turns into a harrowing thriller
Art, privilege and discomfort: On Ruben Östlund’s The Square
Yasmin Shehab | A darkly entertaining art world drama that satirizes society at large
The other side of refugee dramas: Kaurismäki’s perfectly orchestrated tragicomedy
Hessen Hossam | Kaurismäki’s treatment of the Syrian refugee crisis offers a simple, honest and relatable story
10th Panorama of the European Film: What not to miss
Mada’s culture team picks its favourite titles from this year’s exciting selection
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‘Passion is contagious, if you’re open to it’: A conversation with Marianne Khoury
Sama Waly | To mark Panorama's 10th edition we interview its founder, director and producer Marianne Khoury
Lekhfa: Finding catharsis in broken rhythms
Peter Holslin | “And I try to come to terms with it all / But I don’t know how.” –“Nefsi f Aqli” (Myself
 
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