Highlights: Day 4 of ADFF 2014
In day 4, the highly awaited film THEEB had its Middle East premiere with the attendance of the director Naji Abu Nowar, producers and the cast.
As part of its Special Programme, ADFF 2014 brought to Abu Dhabi the restored 1975 Filipino classic by Lino Brocka MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT, a realistic story of doomed love set in the Marcos era.
A Panel discussion titled ‘MOVING BEYOND THE ARAB WORLD: ACTING STYLES IN FILMS FROM THE REGION’ as part of “ADFF Talks Film” examined the acting style in Arabic films in relation to the internationally preferred acting style. Participants were Khaled Abol Naga, Mohammed Hefzy, Guillaume de Seille and Bashar Atiyat, moderated by Teresa Cavina.
At Emirates Palace, another panel discussion titled ‘WORLD CINEMA PROJECT: PRESERVING FOR THE FUTURE’ by dignitaries from the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project (WCP) guide filmmakers on how to preserve their films for future generations.