11 more films added to the DIFF Cinema of the World program



Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 01:13 GMT


Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 01:13 GMT

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CAIRO – 15 November 2017: Eleven more films have been added to the extensive lineup of the 14th Dubai International Film Festival’s

Cinema of the World


Running from December 6 until December 13, the DIFF features a diverse range of films from directors across the world, bringing cinema from all across the globe to one location, where diverse audiences share and enjoy. Here’s a look at the latest batch of films added to the festival;

“Mary Shelly” - Haifaa al-Mansour (April 25, 2018)
From acclaimed Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour, comes a biopic about the life of British author Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning), who is credited for founding science-fiction as we know it. Mansour’s movie in particular focuses on a young Shelley’s romantic affair with the author Percy Shelley, which eventually led to her writing one of the English language’s most important novels; “Frankenstein.”

“Azar” - Mohammad Hamzei (November 10, 2017)
Iranian director Mohammad Hamzei debuts with an Iranian feminist drama about a non-conventional wife in Iran, Azar (Niki Karimi) who races motorcycles and helps run her husband’s pizza restaurant. Unfortunately, when her husband is imprisoned, Azar faces the full brunt of Iran’s sexism as she tries her best to see his release.

“Shock & Awe” – Rob Reiner (September 30, 2017)
This biographic drama takes audiences back to the start of the Iraq war in 2003. With the disaster of September 11 still fresh in global consciousness, President George Bush only further fanned the flames with his declaration that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass direction.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones and Milla Jovovich, the film follows a group of journalists who find doubt in the president’s claim and aim to fight for the truth in a world gripped by paranoia.

"The Seen and the Unseen" - Kamila Andini (September 11, 2017)

Indonesian director Andini brings her second feature film to the lineup, a story about the special bond twins share and an exploration of Balinese culture. In "The Seen and the Unseen," a 10-year-old girl, Tantri, tries to come to terms with her twin brother's incoming death by retreating into a fantastical world in her mind, where she gets to meet up with her brother in their shared dream.

Among other films being shown are “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” a biopic starring Shia LeBouf titled “Borg vs. McEnroe” and French drama “Custody” by Xavier Legrand.



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