Saturday, 30 August 2014


As the trailer informs us, Eran Riklis' Dancing Arabs opened the Jerusalem Film Festival in July; it also screened at Locarno earlier this month. It's due to show at Telluride as well. After the failure of Zaytoun, Riklis is back to basics i.e. films not starring C-list Hollywood stars (soz Stephen Dorff, u know I still love u, k?). There are still legs in the 'Romeo and Juliet' storyline, since it's been done so badly so many times before - let's hope that Dancing Arabs doesn't do it equally badly.