Major Dubai-Based Distributor Acquired The Rights To Two Lebanese Films

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The major Dubai-based producer and distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has acquired the Middle East and North Africa rights to two Lebanese films: Warsha, and Sirens.

Directed by the Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker, Dania Bdeir, Warsha has won the Sundance Short Film Jury Award in the world cinema section.

The film is starred by a man-belly dancer, Mohammad Khansa, who plays a migrant worker and finds a safe place to reflect on his secret passion on top of one of Beirut’s tallest cranes.

Since its debut at Sundance, the film has played at more than 80 festivals, where it was numerously acclaimed.

Additionally, the Moroccan-American filmmaker Rita Baghdadi’s documentary Sirens follows one of Lebanon’s and the Middle east’s first all-female metal bands, Slave To Sirens.

Following its Sundance debut, the documentary was also featured in many international festivals.

According to Deadline, Front Row Filmed Entertainment expressed that the acquisition of those two films represents the company’s commitment to promoting and showcasing diverse voices from the Middle East.

Later this year, Front Row Filmed Entertainment will release Warsha and Sirens after their MENA festival runs.

Related: Two Lebanese Films Won Top Prizes At The Outfest L.A. 2022

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