CineMAS, Manarat Al-Saadiyat’s alternative film festival, has kicked off its third edition in Abu Dhabi. Running until June 26, read on for some of the independent films you don’t want to miss.
Directed by Palestinian filmmaking twins Tarzan and Arab Nasser, the movie tells the tale of a 60-year-old fisherman who is secretly in love with a market dressmaker.
The Manele Labidi-directed film follows Selma, a psychotherapist who decides to return to her hometown in Tunisia to set up a new practice.
This 1984 film directed by Mohamed Malas is set against the backdrop of political upheaval in Syria in the 1950s.
Making its UAE premiere is Anthony Banua-Simon’s feature documentary that examines the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi.
After a long day at work, a 58-year-old woman falls asleep on the last train and when she wakes up, she has to make her way home on foot in this Bas Devos-directed drama.
Directed by Indian filmmaker Deepti Gupta, the documentary follows singer Sona Mohapatra and her unrelenting fight for equality within the Indian music industry.