Movies

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

Aug 27, 2017

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions by bringing to Gulf audiences an Arabic movie reflecting the region's most intimate and hidden lives

Turkey detains director of film on July 15 coup attempt

Jul 13, 2017

Turkey's official news agency says a film director has been detained, suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who Turkey blames for last summer's failed coup.

Reema Lagoo, who played mother to top Bollywood actors, dies

May 19, 2017

Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, the ever-smiling screen mother to some of India's top actors, has died at age 59

Iconic New Delhi movie theater shuts down after 85 years

Apr 2, 2017

From Bollywood superstars to political heavyweights, the Regal theater had hosted some of India's biggest names over more than eight decades

Indian filmmaker Karan Johar has twins via surrogate

Mar 5, 2017

Leading Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar says he's become a parent to twins born via surrogate

Iranians celebrate 2nd Oscars win for Farhadi

Mar 3, 2017

Hundreds of Iranians have gathered at Tehran Cinema Museum to celebrate Asghar Farhadi's Academy Awards win for best foreign language film

Iranian film hails demise of US Navy in imagined Gulf battle

Mar 2, 2017

A new animated Iranian film portrays a showdown at sea with the U.S. Navy, in which a commander modeled on a real-life Iranian general destroys the American fleet

Before "Lion," the story behind an unlikely family reunion

Mar 1, 2017

Four years before the Oscar-nominated movie "Lion" was released, two AP reporters told the story of Saroo Brierley's complicated reunion with his mother, Fatima Munshi

Iranian hard-line newspapers criticize Farhadi's Oscar win

Feb 28, 2017

Iranian hard-line papers criticize Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign film, claiming 'politics' brought him the award

Iranians cheer Farhadi's Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies

Feb 27, 2017

The Oscar for Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow Iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film as a pointed rebuke to the Trump administration and its efforts to deny them entry

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