Jim Quilty

  • Political marriage

    “No civil marriage ­ no civil society.” This was just one of Elias Khouri’s off-the-cuff summaries of his attitude towards the post-Taif regime in...

  • The power of memory

    Believe it or not, Yaouled isn’t the only Lebanese feature playing at the Beirut Film Festival this year. Doueiri’s film is noteworthy for successfully...

  • The good the bad and the ugly

    - La Vie En Rose Ludovic is convinced God made a mistake. He should really have been born a girl. He likes dresses and dollies and at the tender age of seven...

  • Opening closed doors

    The film-maker “is not just a story teller. You have to give your opinion. Sometimes you have to be a poet. Sometimes you have to be a fanatic. I love this...

  • Five years to make an impact

    Right now we don’t have a film industry, only film-makers. You can tell we don’t have a film industry of our own by the way we’re always claiming other Arab...