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Film Festival Essentials: What’s on October 14
The gala red carpet screening of Sam Kadi's The Citizen
is among the highlights for Sunday's programme. The
Citizen tells the story of Ibrahim Farrah, an Arab who wins
the US Green Card lottery but arrives in New York just before 9/11.
Acclaimed Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy, who stars as Ibrahim, will
join co-star William Atherton, Director Sam Kadi and Producer Ameer
Kabour on the red carpet at Emirates Palace at 21:00 for a
screening at 21:30.
Short films are in focus with a screening of the short
documentaries competing in the Emirates Film Competition. There is
a photocall at 18:00 in advance of the screening at 18:30. At 20:00
Sebastian Aubert of Adastra Films, France will deliver a
masterclass on how to get your short film before an international
audience. This masterclass is free to attend and open to the
The other masterclass for Sunday is on 3D production. It is
hosted by Clyde De Souza, an internationally renowned 3D
Other highlights in the programme today include a screening of
caesar must die, this year's winner of the Berlinale's top
prize, the Golden Bear. The film is a visceral re-telling of
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, set in a real-life maximum security
prison in Rome.
The new film by Michael Winterbottom, who received the Black
Pearl Career Excellence Award at ADFF 2011, screens at 21:30.
Everyday reveals the struggles of a woman trying to keep
her family together while her husband is in prison.
Screening in the Documentary competition is Anton's Right
Here, a devastating film following an autistic teenager in
Russia, where the condition is not recognized. First-time Director
Lyubov Arkus and Producer Konstantin Shavlovsky will attend the
Director Nisha Pahuja and Producer Cornelia Principe will attend
the screening of the World Before Her which juxtaposes the
Miss India pageant with the women's arm of the Hindu fundamentalist
movement to provide an insight into the lives of women in modern
India. Director Effendee Mazlan will attend the screening of
Malaysian film Songlap, screening in the New Horizons
Media representatives have the opportunity to conduct interviews
with delegations from a number of films. Please check the press
schedule for details.
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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