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Oscar Hopeful Ameer Fakher Eldin Reteams With Red Balloon, Fresco Films for Next Film (Exclusive)

Germany’s Red Balloon Film and Palestine’s Fresco Films have boarded director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s second film “Nothing of Nothing Remains.” The film is part of a trilogy building on his first film, “The Stranger” (pictured), which premiered in Venice and represents Palestine at the Oscars in the International Feature Film category.“Nothing of Nothing Remains” has […]

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‘The Stranger’ Review: Glowering, Gorgeously Shot Parable of Occupation and Oppression in the Golan Heights

Gloom, deployed as a storytelling tactic, can exert a strange, unsettling pull when it’s as capably and beautifully conveyed as in Syrian director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s “The Stranger,” recently announced as Palestine’s international Oscar entry. A granular depiction of oppression as a kind of inescapable inheritance handed down from father to son, with mothers and […]

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Oscars Race: ‘The Stranger’ Selected by Palestine as International Feature Candidate, Intramovies Takes Sales (Exclusive)

“The Stranger,” a first feature by writer/director Ameer Fakher Eldin about a doctor going through an existential crisis in the occupied Golan Heights, has been selected as Palestine’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards.Italy’s Intramovies has announced taking world rights to the pic shot on location which recently […]

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On Location in Golan Heights With Venice Film Entry ‘The Stranger’ (Exclusive)

It’s not often that films shoot in the Occupied Golan Heights, Israel’s contested border territory with Syria and Lebanon.Characterized by sloping mountains and the ruins of more than 100 Syrian villages, destroyed (by Israel) after the Six Day War in 1967, it makes for an atmospheric filming location. This can be seen in “The Stranger” […]

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How ‘The Stranger’ Uses Color Temperature and Shot Construction to Evoke Fincher, Mann, and Refn

Veena Sud’s new series The Stranger, about a young woman being terrorized by her deranged rideshare passenger over the course of a single night, paints a very specific picture of Los Angeles. Immediately bringing to mind the films of Michael Mann and David Fincher, the series’ use of cool color tones like muted grays and […]

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Quibi Releases Free Episodes Of ‘Most Dangerous Game,’ ‘The Stranger’ & More On YouTube

Maybe you’ve heard of Quibi, maybe you haven’t. If you’re a regular reader of this website, then you’ve likely heard quite a bit about the new streaming service that launched earlier this month and has been trying to make a name for itself in the current Streaming Wars. No matter your knowledge of Quibi, the […]

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Berlin: Anthony Head to Star in Comedy Horror ‘Let the Wrong One In’ (Exclusive)

British actor Anthony Head has signed on to star in upcoming horror comedy Let the Wrong One In from Irish director Conor McMahon. The film is a co-production between Tailored Films (who produced McMahon’s prior feature Stitches) and McMahon’s recently established company Workshed Films. The film is set to begin production in Dublin in late March.Head, whose vampire pedigree stretches back […]

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‘The Stranger’ Teaser: Dane DeHaan is the Rideshare Passenger From Hell in Quibi Thriller Series

It’s still up in the air whether Quibi will be a force to be reckoned with in the streaming wars, or just another curious experiment, but the mobile video platform certainly has a talent for releasing star-studded trailers. The latest trailer stars Dane DeHaan and Maika Monroe in a thriller series that follows the rideshare […]

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