The tenth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today revealed a rich and diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 174 feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events.
“Omar”, by Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad will raise the curtain on the decennial edition on Friday, 6th December. The acclaimed feature supported by DIFF’s post-production and production funding support programme Enjaaz marks the return to the Festival for Assad whose “Paradise Now” opened the 2nd edition of DIFF. Set to become an Arab classic the masterfully paced film boasts compelling performances from Adam Bakri, Samer Bisharat, Eyad Hourani and Waleed Zuaiter.
David O Russell’s “American Hustle” has been selected for the prestigious Closing Night Gala; DIFF will be the first festival to screen the highly anticipated film starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK and Robert De Niro.
The Festival will screen a total of 174 features, shorts and documentaries including 70 World Premieres and 11 International Premieres from 57 countries in 43 languages from both established and upcoming talent over a 9 day celebration of cinema. The line-up includes over 100 films from the Arab world which highlights the thriving film culture within the region and increased interest in Arab cinema from audiences around the world.09.12.2013