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    Brunei Looking to Distribute Its Own Wadjda

    The female-directed martial-arts film "Yasmine" will be Brunei's first commercial film.

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    Doug Liman To Direct 'Splinter Cell' Starring Tom Hardy, Justin Lin Heads To 'Times Square' & More

    For a brief moment, Doug Liman was flirting with more serious fare, developing projects like "Attica," an adaptation of Olen Steinhauer's "The Tourist," the documentary "Reckoning With Torture: Memos And Testimonies From The War On Terror" and a big-screen version of Jack Finney's "Time And Again."...

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    BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

    Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."

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    The High and Low Points of 2013

    As we close out this year, I thought it might be useful to tease out some of the high and low points and give shout-outs to a couple of people who have touched us this year.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Best Of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year

    Every year, film buffs get themselves in a lather over the latest from their favorite experienced directors. The calendar is marked for the next Spielberg, I’ll be there opening day for Scorsese’s latest, I am all about Spike Lee, etc. But the real pleasure in being a film fan is stumbling upon the ...

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    Wadjda Rises Hackles in Saudia Arabia Just By Being Considered for an Oscar Nomination

    The film Wadjda is is courting controversy within Saudia Arabia. It has been submitted for consideration for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Not everyone at home is happy about the issues it raises.

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    Wadjda to be Saudi Arabia's Oscar Entry

    Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first film directed by a woman from Saudi Arabia opened in limited release this past weekend. The film made $40,419 after screening in just three theaters making it the best opening of the weekend amongst other limited release films.

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    Tribeca Rerun: Wadjda - Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    What Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) wants to do is simple - ride a bike. That shouldn't be so difficult, but when you live in Saudi Arabia, a place where women can't drive, a girl riding a bike in the street is not allowed

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    Review: Saudi Arabian Film 'Wadjda' Is A Phenomenal Debut From An Exciting New Talent

    The cinematic revolution in the Middle East over the last few decades, led principally by a generation of Iranian filmmakers who've flourished creatively despite restrictions placed on them by the regime, hasn't necessarily carried over to every region. Saudi Arabia, for instance, is hardly known fo...

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