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Your search by 'Middle Eastern' identified 6 films


  • Facing Mirrors

    Facing Mirrors

    Iran , 2011 , 102 min. Iranian female director Negar Azarbayjani’s remarkable first feature is also the first Iranian narrative film with a transgender protagonist. Hoping to go overseas for FTM sex-reassignment surgery before her father marries her off to a male cousin, Eddie is saved by a naïve and conservative young wife who is shocked to learn Eddie is “trans.”... Read more
  • The Invisible Men

    The Invisible Men

    Israel , 2012 , 69 min. Examining the multiple layers of identity that add up to make a person, award-winning director Yariv Mozer’s intimate film sheds light on a world where one cannot be gay in Palestine, or Palestinian in Israel. In this world, there truly are Invisible Men.... Read more
  • Joe+Belle

    Joe+Belle

    Israel , 2011 , 80 min. Cynical Joe and depressed Belle don’t have much in common—except a body in the living room and some cops in pursuit. But that’s enough to spark an unlikely romance in this quirky black comedy.... Read more
  • Mixed Kebab

    Mixed Kebab

    Belgium , 2012 , 98 min. Cross-cultural pals Bram and Kevin travel from Belgium to Turkey, encountering family traditions, fundamentalist religious sects, unexpected romance and steamy sex in a hammam in Guy Lee Thys’s deftly balanced dramedy.... Read more
  • My Brother the Devil

    My Brother the Devil

    UK , 2011 , 111 min. Brothers Mo and Rashid are growing up in a traditional Egyptian household in a modest London flat. As they each confront their different inner demons and phobias, they must learn it is love and understanding that take real courage—before they are torn apart.... Read more
  • Zenne Dancer

    Zenne Dancer

    Turkey , 2011 , 107 min. Tradition and modern culture collide in the lives of three gay men. The backdrop of Istanbul sets the stage for a struggle to be free—of tradition, of religion and ultimately, of oneself.... Read more