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Alexander Siddig

Best of Venice: Cherien Dabis Talks May in the Summer

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Where Amreeka dealt with the Arab-ness of Faour's character as being "the Other," May in the Summer brilliantly shows the challenges of being American, even Arab-American, in the Arab world.

Movie Review: Inescapable

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a number of people whose work I admire involved with Inescapable. So allow me to say some nice things about them before I talk about what is so wrong with this movie.

May in the Summer: Sundance 2013 Review

Roya Rastegar | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Written and directed by Cherien Dabis, May in the Summer is a disarmingly humorous, sharply observed and deeply affecting story about a Palestinian-American writer, May, who returns to her childhood home in Jordan in preparation for her summertime wedding.

Alexander Siddig -- Discovering the Uncommon Hero

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I meet Siddig in Doha, Qatar, where he is promoting Miral, the latest Julian Schnabel film which has had more than its fair share of criticism.

Eat Pray Love? Try Cairo Time instead

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

His two films have similarities that can't be overlooked -- but I'll take the quiet, beguiling Cairo Time over the picturesquely feel-good Eat Pray Love, thanks.

Alexander Siddig Is Part of Julian Schnabel's Latest Cinematic Canvas

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"I am so confused about who I am in my life now, it's not even funny!" This joyful lament is that of the tall, dark drink of water that is actor Alexander Siddig, star of Cairo Time.

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Cairo Time

Linda Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Canadian director Ruba Nadda was holding her breath when her film Cairo Time had its U.S. premiere during Tribeca. Would an American audience appreciate the subtlety of her film?

At Tribeca Arabs Are Lovers, Not Terrorists

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

After the screening of Cairo Time, by Ruba Nadda, I chatted with the film's co-star Alexander Siddig. "Look, this is what's really going on," Siddig said: Nadda surrounded by a bevy of Arab filmmakers all students at NYU Film School.