Saudi Arabia is now the biggest box office territory in the Middle East, but its local film industry is still in the very early stages of development.
A New Old Play was named best film in the Chinese section, while Mediterranean Fever took best film in the World section.
Eric Gravel’s Full Time was presented with best director and best actress at fifth edition of the awards.
A summary of the major trends to emerge at this year’s Cannes film festival, from the sales business to global production incentives and beyond.
A summary of the major sales deals announced at this year’s Cannes market on films originating from Asia & Middle East.
Korean talent took two of the top awards, with Park Chan-wook winning best director and Song Kang-ho taking best actor.
Line-up includes four Korean titles, entries from Iran, Turkey & the Arab world, and a rare film from Pakistan.
This year’s Cannes selection has something for everyone: leading arthouse auteurs; new talents; and US studio movies.
MARCH 2022: Rolling updates of the latest streaming content announcements from Asia Pacific and the Middle East.