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Sun Dec 13, 2009 African films at DIFF 2009 heavy on social realism

African films showing at the Dubai International Film Festival 2009 feature narratives with strong contemporary social realities and the predicaments facing people caught in unexpected situations. Accomplished Egyptian producer and actress Faten ...

Sat Dec 12, 2009 Renowned auteurs and rank newcomers showcase life in Iraq at DIFF 2009

Beneath the strife that makes headlines in Iraq is a rich culture of cinema that is brought to the forefront at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) 2009. The line-up of Iraqi films at the festival include those from renowned auteurs ...

Sat Dec 12, 2009 Tales of life during uncertain political crises strike a chord at DIFF

The battle between individual and state, especially in times of political transitions and crises, form the core of a powerful selection of movies from Asia and Africa. The hysteria surrounding the fervent anti-Communist campaign in 1950s Taiwan is ...

Fri Dec 11, 2009 DIFF workshop highlights shifting trends in movie reviewing

Film review content, deadline pressures and online issues were among the hot topics discussed at the second DIFF Young Journalist Award Open Workshop, ‘Reviewing Films’, held at DIFF 2009, in association with MBC Group. Exploring the range of ...

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