Parution : Marlé Hammond, Arab World Cinemas. A Reader and Guide, Edinburgh University Press, 2024


Arab World Cinemas
A Reader and Guide

Marlé Hammond







Celebrates the variety and richness of Arabic-language cinema, from The White Rose (Egypt, 1933/4) to Casablanca Beats (Morocco, 2021)

  • Analyses 28 films released between 1933 and 2021 including Muhammad Khan’s Dreams of Hind and Camilia (1989), Moufida Tlatli’s Silences of the Palace (1994) and Elia Suleiman’s Divine Intervention (2002)
  • Dedicates a short chapter to each film, looking at the content and form with analysis grounded in cinematic technique and theories drawn from interdisciplinary studies
  • Features screen-grabs, questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading in each of the short chapters
  • Includes 3 expansive and rigorous introductory essays that historicise and contextualise the cinematic traditions of Egypt, North Africa and the eastern Arab world

From the exaggerated emotions of 1930s Egyptian melodrama to the cryptic allegories of late 20th-century Palestinian cinema, Arab World Cinemas guides you through 28 Arabic-language feature films. Written specially for students, the book is split into 3 parts: Egypt, North Africa and the eastern Arab world. Each part begins with an introductory essay that highlights the aesthetic and socio-historical trends and currents in the cinematic traditions particular to that region. Marlé Hammond then dedicates individual chapters to a group of films from the highlighted region, interpreting their form and content through the lenses of cinematic technique and concepts drawn from various disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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