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Articles by Lorna Codrai

Based in the UK and UAE, Lorna Codrai is a staff writer focusing on Middle Eastern film and television.

Review: “The Perfect Candidate” Shows Saudi Arabia’s Evolving Women’s Rights Landscape


Director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “The Perfect Candidate” depicts the challenges a female doctor faces when she runs for local office in Saudi Arabia.

Interview: Director Oualid Mouaness Talks “1982,” His Feature Film Debut


Director Oualid Mouaness' film "1982" stars prominent actress Nadine Labaki and tells a coming-of-age story amidst the 1982 Lebanon War.


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