ADFF 2013: Lineup Unveiled!
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced its 2013 lineup, which features 166 films (92 features, 25 Arab and international shorts, and 49 short films from the Emirates and the GCC countries) from 51 countries, 13 world premieres and nine international premieres.
The lineup includes Danis Tanović’s An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin, Philippe Garrel’s Jealousy, Jasmila Žbanić’s For Those Who Can Tell No Tales, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son, Bruno Dumont’s Camille Claudel 1915, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, Gianfranco Rosi’s Holy GRA, Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime, starring Tim Robbins and Jennifer Aniston, which will open the Festival on the evening of October 24.
Arab films screening at ADFF 2013 comprise mostly titles by young filmmakers. Aside from Merzak Allouache’s The Rooftops, Mohamed Soueid’s Hanging Dates Under Aleppo’s Citadel, Kassem Abed’s Whispers of the Cities and Hiner Saleem’s My Sweet Pepper Land, the different competitions offer a taste of the latest from the most exquisite film talents in the Arab world: Mohamed Al-Darradji (In the Sands of Babylon), Nejib Belkahdi (Bastardo), Ayten Amin (Villa 69), Ahmad Abdallah (Rags and Tatters), Rani Massalha (Giraffada) and others.
The Festival includes six competition categories — Narrative, Documentary, New Horizons, Our World, Shorts and Emirates Film Competitions— along with the noncompetitive section, Showcase. Filmmakers participating in the competitions compete for the Black Pearl Awards. The festival also unveiled an extensive sidebar program, which includes celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, first films by select Arab filmmakers, restored classics, and recipients of this year’s Black Pearl Career Achievement Award.
The Festival also unveiled an extensive sidebar program, which includes a celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema, a program of first films by select Arab filmmakers, restored classics and recipients of this year’s Black Pearl Career Achievement Award.
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
BARBER'S TALES directed by Jun Robles Lana
ENEMY directed by Denis Villeneuve
AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER directed by Danis Tanović
FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES directed by Jasmila Žbanić
IDA directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
IN THE SANDS OF BABYLON directed by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji
JEALOUSY directed by Philippe Garrel
MY SWEET PEPPER LAND directed by Hiner Saleem
NIGHT MOVES directed by Kelly Reichardt
PHILOMENA directed by Stephen Frears
RAGS AND TATTERS directed by Ahmad Abdallah
SIDDHARTH directed by Richie Mehta
THE RECONSTRUCTION directed by Juan Esteban Taratuto
THE ROOFTOPS directed by Merzak Allouache
A TOUCH OF SIN directed by Jia Zhangke
BASTARDO directed by Nejib Belkadhi
BEFORE SNOWFALL directed by Hisham Zaman
BELLE directed by Amma Asante
BLIND DATES directed by Levan Koguashvili
CANOPY directed by Aaron Wilson
THE DOUBLE directed by Richard Ayoade
GIRAFFADA directed by Rani Massalha
LOVE ME directed by Hanne Myren
MY NAME IS HMMM . . . directed by Agnès Troublé
POTOSÍ directed by Alfredo Castruita
QISSA directed by Anup Singh
SALVO directed by Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
SHORT TERM 12 directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
STILL LIFE directed by Uberto Pasolini
VILLA 69 directed by Ayten Amin
BLACKFISH directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
CAIRO DRIVE directed by Sherief Elkatsha
DOCTOR FABRE WILL CURE YOU directed by Pierre Coulibeuf
EL GORT directed by Hamza Ouni
HANGING DATES UNDER ALEPPO’S CITADEL directed by Mohammad Soueid
HOLY GRA directed by Gianfranco Rosi
INREALLIFE directed by Beeban Kidron
THE KILL TEAM directed by Dan Krauss
MY STOLEN REVOLUTION directed by Nahid Persson Sarvestani
SCHOOL OF BABEL directed by Julie Bertuccelli
THESE BIRDS WALK directed by Omar Mullick, Bassem Tariq
WALLS directed by Francesco Conversano, Nene Grignaffini
WHISPERS OF THE CITIES directed by Kasim Abid
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? directed by Marc Silver
The complete line-up can be seen on this page.
Full details, schedule, tickets and Festival passes will be available online starting October 8 at 6:00 PM.