Topic: Cinema

The spice bazaar in Istanbul (photo: AP)

″Hasret – Yearning″: Istanbul by Ben Hopkins

Scene from Ahmad Abdalla's Film "Decor"

Ahmad Abdalla′s film ″Decor″

Let the audience decide what′s real

"Rana Plaza," a Bengali film based on the 2013 garment factory disaster in Bangladesh, has been banned by the High Court in Dhaka

Bangladeshi cinema

"Rana Plaza" film ban: the two sides of the story

Still from "Queen of the Desert": Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) recognises the soul of the Bedouin peoples and forges invaluable ties (photo: 2015 PROKINO Filmverleih GmbH)

Werner Herzog′s epic ″Queen of the Desert″

Hackneyed melodrama

Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi being interviewed (photo: imageo/Seeliger)

Interview with the Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi

"Freedom starts in the mind"

Ho, Titi and Boni, the three protagonists in the documentary "Jalanan" (source:

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta

Director Nabil Ayouch at the Cannes Film Festival (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Langsdon)

Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"

Sinner or saint?

Omar Sharif (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Medichini)

Obituary: Omar Sharif

Egypt's sun has set

Inong with red optometry glasses on the film poster for "The Look of Silence" (photo: Dogfoof)

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary film "The Look of Silence"

"I expected to meet monsters"

Samir (photo: Berlinale)

Interview with filmmaker Samir

An Iraqi odyssey

Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy (photo: DW)

Interview with Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy

"I am ultimately fighting for a better future in my homeland"

Scene from Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott" (source: zad communication & production)

Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"

"We sell people, we sell souls"

The Iranian director Jafar Panahi (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kenare)

Berlinale 2015: Golden Bear for Jafar Panahi's film "Taxi"

An incredible feeling of warmth and humanity

A woman in a chador faces three jihadis (scene from Abderrahmane Sissako's film "Timbuktu")

Abderrahmane Sissako's film "Timbuktu"

In the beginning there was violence

Poster for Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince"

Documentary: "The Green Prince"

A friendship that inspires hope

Still from the film "Desert Dancer" (photo: Senator)

Film review: "Desert Dancer"

Dancing around clichés