The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East
By (author) Gonul Donmez-Colin
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Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East by Gonul Donmez-Colin
Book Description"The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East" contains twenty-four essays, each concerning an individual film, with a geographical scope that runs from Morocco all the way to Iran. The volume explores not just established film cultures such as those of Turkey and Israel, but also nascent cinemas such as "Palestine" and "Syria". Some of the selected films include "Cairo Station" (Egypt, 1958), "The Runner" (Iran, 1989), "Once Upon a Time, Beirut" (Lebanon, 1994), "Ten" (Iran, 2002) and "Uzak" (Turkey, 2003). With a preface by the Canne Palmes d'Or-winning director Abbas Kiarostami, "The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East" unveils a diverse region of filmmaking of interest to all consumers of global cinema.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905674107
(231mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gonul Donmez-Colin
Cinemas of the Other, Paperback (April 2012)
Following an introduction delineating the histories of the film industries of the countries of the Middle East, this book contains interviews stretching over a decade, which position the filmmakers and their creative concerns within the social or political context of their respective countries.
Turkish Cinema, Paperback (September 2008)
A comprehensive study of the cinema of Turkey. It deals with Turkish quest for a modern identity in a world where borders, attitudes and people themselves are shifting and relocating.
Cinema of the Other, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Gonul Donmez-Colin
A collection of several interviews with filmmakers, whose works represent the trends in the film industries of their respective countries. Preceding the interviews, the author provides an introduction delineating historical information regarding the film industries of the countries included.
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Author Biography - Gonul Donmez-Colin
Gonul Donmez-Colin is a writer, researcher and lecturer. Among her books in English are Women, Islam and Cinema (2004) and Turkish Cinema and Politics of Identity (forthcoming 2007). She has been a regular contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique, Central Asian Survey, Cinemaya Asian Film Quarterly, and the Turkish national daily, Cumhuriyet.
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