What’s on October 14
14.10.2012 - The gala red carpet screening of Sam
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 public.
The other masterclass for
Sunday is on 3D production. It is hosted by Clyde De Souza, an
internationally renowned 3D specialist.
Other highlights in the programme today include a screening of
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
The new film by Michael Winterbottom, who received the Black
Pearl Career Excellence Award at ADFF 2011, screens at 21:30.
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 competition.