Films by Language



Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

“Emotionally mesmerizing. Set in the multiethnic city of Jaffa, this Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film is like an Israeli Amores Perros crossed with City of God.” — Entertainment Weekly


Olivier Assayas

An extraordinary three-part epic of the rise and fall of Carlos the Jackal. “Edgar Ramirez inhabits the title role with the arrogant charisma of Brando in his prime. It’s an astonishing film.” — indieWIRE

Four Lions

Chris Morris

Boundary-pushing British comedian Chris Morris shatters the mythology of the lethally focused jihadist in a taboo-busting comedy about four terrorists who are complete dorks. “In the Loop meets Paradise Now.” —



Samuel Maoz

Widely dubbed the Das Boot of tank warfare, this visceral, indicting Israeli film was awarded the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival. “Powerful and original… An astonishing piece of cinema.” — NY Times

The Night of Counting the Years


Shadi Abdel Salam

Superb restored print of a haunting, rarely seen classic of Egyptian cinema, based on a true story of tomb plunder from 1881. “Stately, poetic… an astonishing piece of cinema.” — Martin Scorsese

The Oath

Laura Poitras

Absorbing, challenging critique of the ‘War on Terror’ interweaves the stories of two brothers-in-law: one Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard (now driving a cab in Yemen), the other a Guantánamo Bay prisoner charged with war crimes.

A Prophet

Un prophète

Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard’s dense, involving, Oscar-nominated crimeworld drama is one of the year’s standout films. “Lean, dangerous, urgent… Instantly takes its place among the greats of the prison and crime genres.” — The Times

Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story

Ehky ya Schahrazad

Yousry Nasrallah

A popular TV talk show host risks everything to unearth startling stories of women’s subjugation in contemporary Cairo. “Brilliantly provoking, fierce and audacious… a film that Egypt thoroughly needs.” — Daily News Egypt

A Screaming Man

Un homme qui crie

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

A father’s world collapses when he loses his job as a pool attendant to his son, while his central African country is torn apart by civil war. Winner Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival.

The Time That Remains

Elia Suleiman

A deadpan black comedy memoir of growing up Palestinian in Israel. “Suleiman is turning the political into something extremely hysterical.” — Time Out NY