Middle East

Beirut

It is 1982, and Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) is a depressed union negotiator, living out of a suitcase, and drowning his dark past in booze. (And no one can make booze come out of his pores onscreen like Jon Hamm.) We find out how he got this way when he gets a mysterious summons and …

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Cairo Time

The always-lovely and fabulous Patricia Clarkson plays Juliette, a woman who has traveled to Egypt’s capital city to meet her UN-worker husband for a holiday. But alas, he is delayed in joining her because of trouble in Gaza, so instead she meets up with his friend Tareq (Alexander Siddig, of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) …

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Incendies

Based on the play Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies introduces various characters that are destined to collide in a way that would befit a Greek tragedy. In the present day, college-age twins Jeanne and Simon are presented with the mysterious contents of their mother Nawal’s will. Their mother escaped a war-torn Middle-Eastern country, and told …

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