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Saudi Arabia’s First Female Filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour Overcame Death Threats To Drive Genuine Cultural Change — Deadline Disruptors

There aren't many filmmakers who have overcome as much or impacted their local film industries as significantly as Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour. Against all odds, in a country the World Economic forum ranked 141 out of 144 for gender parity, where most women aren't allowed to drive or even make important decisions…

Saudi Film Council’s First Movie Will Be ‘Wadjda’ Director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate’ – Cannes

Saudi Arabia’s new national film organization the Saudi Film Council is supporting its first feature in the shape of Wadja director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s upcoming The Perfect Candidate. The movie will be produced by Al Mansour Productions in Saudi Arabia and Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul of Razor Film Produktion in…

‘Wadjda’ Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Sets Up Animation ‘Miss Camel’ At ‘BoJack Horseman’ Producer ShadowMachine

EXCLUSIVE: Wadjda writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s trailblazing first female filmmaker, is setting up female empowerment animation Miss Camel at LA-based animation hub ShadowMachine, producer of Netflix’s BojackHorseman and Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken. ShadowMachine will develop and produce the…

Haifaa Al-Mansour On Casting Elle Fanning As Feminist Pioneer In Period Biopic ‘Mary Shelley’ – Toronto Studio

After her 2012 breakout hit Wadjda, the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, director Haifaa Al-Mansour surprised everyone with her follow-up, a British-set costume drama, which premiered last week at the Toronto Film Festival. Titled Mary Shelley, it stars Elle Fanning as the 19th century author who…
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Curzon Artificial Eye Acquires ‘Son of Saul’, ‘Mustang’ And ‘A Storm In The Stars’- Cannes

UK distrib Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired a hat trick of classy titles — the Cannes competition fave Son Of Saul, Turkish film Mustang and A Storm In The Stars, the new project from multi-talented Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour. Son Of Saul is Laszlo Nemes’ harrowing account of Jewish prisoners forced to assist…

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