The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East

Edited by Gönül Dönmez-Colin. Preface by Abbas Kiarostami

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East

Pub Date: July 2007

ISBN: 9781905674107

288 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $29.50£25.00

Pub Date: July 2007

ISBN: 9781905674114

288 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $80.00£66.00

The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East

Edited by Gönül Dönmez-Colin. Preface by Abbas Kiarostami

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East contains twenty-four essays, each concerning an individual film from Morocco all the way to Iran. The volume explores not only the established film cultures of Turkey, Egypt, and Israel, but also the nascent cinemas of Palestine and Syria. Selected films include Cairo Station (Egypt, 1958), The Runner (Iran, 1989), Once Upon a Time, Beriut (Lebanon, 1994), Ten (Iran, 2002), and Uzak (Turkey, 2003). With a preface by Cannes Palme d'Or-winning director Abbas Kiarostami, The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East unveils a diverse region of filmmaking.
Valuable for the way it provides the Western reader... glimpses into the society and culture of the countries treated in the films... Recommended. CHOICE

About the Author

Gönül Dönmez-Colin is a writer, researcher, and lecturer, and author of Women, Islam and Cinema. She has been a regular contributor to Central Asian Survey, Cinemaya Asian Film Quarterly, and the Turkish national daily, Cumhuriyet.