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  • A DREAM
    HULOM
    (A DREAM)
    Programme Gulf Voices
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Faisal Al-Duwaisan _____ Faisal Al-Duwaisan’s (born Kuwait) short film, DETERMINATION, participated at GFF 2008. He has an MFA and has attended workshops by director Mohammed Khan and actor Nour El-Sherif. He runs a photography company, eF-Agency.

    Amer has a dream that recurs every night. In the dream, his wife, Rana, is with a strange man. As Amer struggles to understand the meaning of his drea...

  • SCHEHERAZADE'S DIARY
    Programme Muhr Arab Documentary
    Genre Crime, Social, Theatre and Psychodrama
    Directed by Zeina Daccache _____ Zeina Daccache is a Lebanese actress, director and drama therapist. She has directed the award-winning film and stage version of 12 ANGRY LEBANESE (2009, First Prize

    Filmed during and after a 10-month drama therapy/theatre project set up in 2012 by director Zeina Daccache, this gripping and tragi-comic documentary ...

  • GIRL & IT
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction and Epic
    Directed by Mohammad Fikree _____ Mohammed Fikree is an Emirati 2D animator, film-maker, graphic designer and music composer. He has recently completed his studies at the SAE Institute Dubai.

    A hunter sets out to capture a horned beast to prove himself worthy of his father. On encountering the beast, he chases it deep into the forest. Durin...

  • CHOLO
    Programme Gulf Voices
    Genre Family
    Directed by Muzna Almusafer _____ Muzna Almusafer (born 1987, Oman) discovered her passion for films while watching classical Indian films with her grandfather. Her first film, NIQAB, won the Student Short Competition at the Gulf Film Festival in 2010.

    The dark-skinned 11-year-old Cholo meets his fair-skinned brother Abdullah for the first time, when their father Said arrives in Muscat from Zanzibar....

  • SEARCHING FOR SARIS
    Programme Muhr Arab Documentary
    Genre
    Directed by Jinan Coulter _____ Jinan Coulter is a Palestinian-American documentary film-maker. SEARCHING FOR SARIS is her first feature-length documentary. Coulter’s previous credits include TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, which won the 2004 Best First Short Film Award at the Greenwich International Film Festival, London.

    Saris was a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem area that was ethnically cleansed in 1948 during the creation of the state of Israel. Today, it is in...

  • THE NEIGHBOUR
    AL JAARA
    (THE NEIGHBOUR)
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Drama and Comedy
    Directed by Nayla Al Khaja _____ Nayla Al Khaja was named Best Emirati Filmmaker at DIFF 2007 and Emirates Woman of the Year in 2005. Her films include: UNVEILING DUBAI (2004), ARABANA (2006), ONCE (2009) and MALAL (2010, Muhr Emirati First Prize at DIFF).

    Sarah moves to Dubai for a new job and a fresh start, leaving behind a tragedy that has scarred her for life. She finds herself feeling lonely until s...

  • ADIOS CARMEN
    WADAAN CARMEN
    (ADIOS CARMEN)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama, Family and Social
    Directed by Mohamed Amin Benamraoui _____ Mohamed Amin Benamraoui (born Morocco) came to Brussels in the mid-1980s and studied cinema under Thierry Zeno. His shorts include SELLAM AND DEMETAN (2008, Grand Prix at Martil Film Festival and Jury Award at Benalmadena International Short Festival), WEDDING ON THE BEACH (2008) and KIF KIF. ADIOS CARMEN is his first feature. Benamraoui has also worked as a radio presenter and a programme planner for several Berber festivals.

    1975. Ten-year-old Amar lives in a village in northern Morocco with his violent uncle, waiting for the unlikely return of his mother, who has left for...

  • THE UGLY ONE
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Eric Baudelaire _____ Eric Baudelaire (born 1973, US) is an artist, who works in photography, film, video and installations. His first documentary feature was THE ANABASIS OF MAY AND FUSAKO SHIGENOBU, MASAO ADACHI AND 27 YEARS WITHOUT IMAGES (2011), which premiered at FID Marseille and received the Special Jury Prize at Doclisboa. THE UGLY ONE is his first fiction feature film.

    On a Beirut beach, littered with washed up cans, Lili and Michel meet. Perhaps they know each other from before. As they struggle to piece together th...

  • DON'T JUDGE A SUBJECT BY ITS PHOTOGRAPH
    LA TAHKOM ALA MOWDAO MIN KHELAL AL SORA
    (DON'T JUDGE A SUBJECT BY ITS PHOTOGRAPH)
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Ali Mostafa _____ Ali Mostafa’s (born 1981, UK) CITY OF LIFE (2009) won Special Jury Prize at GFF 2010. He won the Best Emirati Filmmaker Award at DIFF 2007.

    In Dubai's buzzing art scene, gallerist Maha is trying to make a good impression on Bobby Dhillon, Dubai's most severe art critic. She discovers the y...

  • ENTROPYA
    Programme Muhr Arab Short
    Genre Drama, Film Noir, Mystery, Psychodrama, Fiction, Allegory and Video Essay
    Directed by Yassine Marco Marroccu _____ Yassine Marco Marroccu (born 1979, Morocco) has directed and produced many shorts, a full-length feature with Italian director Elisabetta Minen and a full-length documentary.

    A man returns to his home at sunset. The dinner table is set. It's his 20th wedding anniversary. His wife is quietly pruning her roses. Filmed in one ...

  • OMAR
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Hany Abu Assad _____ Hany Abu Assad started off an airplane engineer in the Netherlands before moving to films. He is the director behind PARADISE NOW (Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film), which was the opening film at DIFF 2005 and Palestine’s first Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. He has also had an international hit with his first feature RANA’S WEDDING (2002), which was selected for the Critics Week at Cannes. His latest film OMAR received the jury prize (Un Certain Regard) at Cannes 2013.<br /><br /><br /> Attending the Dubai Film Market with a project in the Dubai Film Connection co-production market 9th, 10th, 11th December.<br />

    Omar, a young baker, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to visit his secret love, Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither love nor clea...

  • THE LOST VOICE
    DE VERLOREN STEM
    (THE LOST VOICE)
    Programme Muhr Arab Short
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Bavi Yassin _____ Bavi Yassin has directed shorts and documentaries including SILENT RED and BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS, which won a special mention at the Rio+20 UNESCO film festival. She is now working on her first feature-length documentary ILLUSION.<br /> Attending the Dubai Film Market with a project in the Dubai Film Connection co-production market 9th, 10th, 11th December.

    Salma, a famous Iraqi singer, is forced to leave her native country and ends up in an asylum centre in Belgium. The reality of her situation hits her ...

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