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Davide Abbatescianni


Davide Abbatescianni is an Italian Film Critic and Journalist based in Rome

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Film review: Acclaimed Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz presents a charming portrayal of the aftermath of a broken arranged engagement.

22 March, 2024

Film review: Muhannad Lamin’s debut feature is a deeply intimate account of the 2011 revolution and its aftermath.

05 January, 2024

Film review: Yosr Gasmi and Mauro Mazzocchi’s documentary boasts two compelling protagonists, but risks losing its focus while chasing high-brow aesthetics.

24 November, 2023

Film review: Fidel Devkota’s sophomore feature boasts a decent concept but it is also a slow-burn drama that sorely lacks tension.

10 November, 2023

Film review: Nehir Tuna’s debut feature zooms in on fourteen-year-old Ahmet, who has been sent by his recently converted father to an Islamic dormitory to learn Muslim values.

06 October, 2023

Film review: Men are barely visible in Ümran Safter’s new feature, but the male gaze is ubiquitous and overwhelming.

11 August, 2023

Film Review: Cyril Aris’ latest documentary follows the aftermath of the Port of Beirut explosion through the eyes of a film crew working on Mounia Akl’s debut, Costa Brava, Lebanon.

21 July, 2023

One of the rare features produced in the Middle Eastern country, Amr Gamal’s sophomore film is a sombre tale about an Aden family facing the consequences of the civil war and an unexpected pregnancy.

23 June, 2023

Amjad Al Rasheed’s debut feature, Jordan's first film at the Cannes Film Festival, follows the vicissitudes of a desperate widow who has no power over her fate and deals with the enduring misogyny of the society she lives in.

16 June, 2023

Kordo Doski’s debut documentary feature is an endearing crowd pleaser revolving around the titular football team, born as a social project in a rural working-class town back in 2004.

09 June, 2023