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‘Farha’ tells the story of a Palestinian girl in 1948

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Darin Sallam, the director of the Netflix film Farha, about a Palestinian girl’s experience when her village is attacked during the foundation of Israel in 1948.

Highlights from the 2023 Sundance Film Fest

A look at some of the highlights and discoveries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which concludes this weekend.

Belgian director Lukas Dhont on his Oscar-nominated new film ‘Close’

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to Belgian director Lukas Dhont about his new film, “Close,” which was nominated for an Oscar. The film traces the relationship between two 13-year-old boys.

What’s making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour share what’s bringing them joy. This week: Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, and more.

An Israeli documentary challenges a narrative of what happened in one Palestinian village in 1948

An Israeli documentary examines what happened to one seaside Palestinian village in the 1948 war.

Get these Sundance 2023 movies on your radar now

The Sundance Film Festival returned in-person to Park City, Utah, this year, and with more submissions than ever. NPR’s Aisha Harris screened nearly 20 films — these are her favorites.

An adolescent friendship fractures in the Belgian Oscar hopeful, ‘Close’

The social forces are pervasive but subtle in Lukas Dhont’s Close — no overt bullying or homophobia, just internalized pressures on still-developing psyches.

As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns with ’12,’ fellow artists recall his impact

The composer has been lauded for decades over his deeply affective music; director Alejandro González Iñárritu, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and more join us to explain why.

Inspiration for Bdeir’s ‘Warsha’ came from above — a crane operator in Beirut

NPR’s Leila Fadel talks to Dania Bdeir, director of the Lebanese short film Warsha. The movie, about a crane operator in Beirut longing to express himself freely, will be released on Netflix Feb. 1.

Pamela Anderson tells her story in her own words with a new memoir

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with actor and writer Pamela Anderson about her autobiography Love, Pamela.

Encore: Actress Andrea Riseborough on her new movie, ‘To Leslie’

NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer talks with actress Andrea Riseborough about her new movie, To Leslie. It’s about a single mother who wins the lottery but quickly loses the money.

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