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Film Festival Essentials: What’s on October 13
Media representatives have numerous opportunities for interviews
and photo calls today, with delegations from 10 films available for
interview, as well as those with films screening today. Please see
the press schedule for details.
Family Day at Marina Mall
Saturday 13 October is our dedicated family day. The exhibition
space on the Ground Floor of Marina Mall will host film-related fun
for the whole family from 13:00 to 22:00 and the programme at Vox
cinemas in Marina Mall includes four titles especially chosen for
family viewing, starting with a new, all-Italian animated version
of Pinocchio at 16:15, attended by Director Enzo D'Alò and
Producer Maricia Affatato.
At 16:30 Producer Jub Clerc will attend the Middle East premiere
of Satellite Boy, a live-action drama about a young
Aboriginal boy who sets out across a barren Australian wilderness
to save his home from demolition. At 18:30 catch Moon Man,
a delightful adaptation Tomi Ungerer's best-selling book about the
day the man in the moon catches a comet to earth to meet children.
At 18.45 is a screening of the newly restored print of 20,000
Leagues Under the Sea(1954), Disney's glorious adaptation of
Jules Verne's classic tale.
Workshops and Panels
Two free masterclasses at Emirates Palace are open to the
public. At 17:00 author and film industry consultant Angus Finney
leads 'Bringing your film to market: From the set to the box
office', focusing on the strategies that film-makers need to sell
their film. At 20:00 Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol
from the Berlinale, one of the world's most respected film
festivals, will present on the acclaimed Berlinale Talent
On the screen
The first film of the day, Bab El-oued City(1994),
screens at 15:00 at Marina Mall, the first of two classics of
Algerian cinema screening on this date. Star Mohamed Ourdache will
attend the screening.
The other Algerian film screening is Z (1969), directed
by Costa Gravas and starring Yves Montand as well as Jean-Louis
Trintignant. Award-winning editor Françoise Bonnot will attend the
Three entrants in the Narrative Feature Competition will screen:
The Turkish film Araf/Somewhere in Between screens at
16:00, Lu Chuan's The Last Supper screens at 18:45, and
Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa screens at 21:30.
Bariş Hacihan, star of Araf/Somewhere in Between, will
attend that screening with Producers Catherine Dussart and Serkan
Cakerer. Director Lu Chuan and actor Qin Lan will attend the
screening of The Last Supper.
In the New Horizons competition, Emin Alper's Beyond the
Hill screens at 19:00 at Marina Mall. Alper, who won the Best
First Feature Special Mention at Berlinale with this film in
February, will attend the film, along with Producer Enis Kostepen
and actor Berk Hakman.
Eat, Sleep, Die screens at 21:15 as part of New
Horizons. Star Nermina Lukac will attend with Producer China
Non-fiction highlights include the World Premiere of In
Search of Oil and Sand at 21:00, directed by Wael Omar and
Philippe Dib. The film, an entrant in the Documentary competition,
received funding from SANAD in 2011. Producer Mahmoud Sabit will
At 17:00 there is a screening of Saving Face, the
Academy Award-winning documentary about Pakistani women who suffer
disfiguring acid attacks by their husbands and families. Three
doctors featured in the documentary who try to help the women will
be at the screening.
At 21:00 Producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley will
attend the Showcase screening of Mike Newell's adaptation of
Dickens' Great Expectations, starring Helena Bonham Carter and
This is the first year the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has been
presented under the management of twofour54, as part of the plan to
strategically align the festival alongside Abu Dhabi's other media
initiatives and related events, reinforcing Abu Dhabi as the
creative hub for the region supporting film production.
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