Meet The Programmers: Antonia Carver

Thu Dec 05,2013

Dubai-based writer, critic and curator Antonia Carver is a prominent figure in the city’s cultural scene. As fair director of Art Dubai, Antonia oversees the emirate’s main contemporary art event. Formerly director of Bidoun Projects, she has been a leading advocate of Middle Eastern film for many years, acting as a consultant to the Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as programming Arab cinema for festivals and events worldwide.

All time top ten:

1. THE CRUEL SEA (1972) by Khalid Al Siddiq
2. CAIRO STATION (1958) by Youssef Chahine - 1958
3. WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOME? (1987) by Abbas Kiarostami
4. KES (1969) by Ken Loach
5. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966) by Gillo Pontecorvo
6. CRIMSON GOLD (2003) by Jafar Panahi
7. THE THREE COLORS TRILOGY by Krzysztof Kieślowski
8. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) by Spike Lee
9. GREGORY’S GIRL (1981) by Bill Forsyth
10. THE PIANO (1993) by Jane Campion

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