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  • ON MY WAY
    ELLE S'EN VA
    (ON MY WAY)
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama and Comedy
    Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot _____ Emmanuelle Bercot (born 1967, France) trained and worked as a dancer before taking acting classes and working in theatre. She has starred in films by directors such as Claude Miller, Claude Lelouch and Bertrand Tavernier. Her feature debut CLÉMENT (2001) won the Best Newcomer Award at Cannes.<br />

    Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) is an aging ex-beauty queen, jilted by her lover. Dealing with the financial difficulties of running her family restaurant ...

  • INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Ethan Coen _____ American film director Ethan Coen (born 1957) has collaborated with Joel Coen (born 1954) across a range of genres. Their filmography includes BLOOD SIMPLE (1984); MILLER’S CROSSING (1990); BARTON FINK (1991, Palme d’Or at Cannes); FARGO (1996, Oscar for Best Original Screenplay); O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000); THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (2001); and THE LADYKILLERS (2004)., Joel Coen _____ American film director Joel Coen (born 1954) has collaborated with Ethan Coen (born 1957) across a range of genres. Their filmography includes BLOOD SIMPLE (1984); MILLER’S CROSSING (1990); BARTON FINK (1991, Palme d’Or at Cannes); FARGO (1996, Oscar for Best Original Screenplay); O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000); THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (2001); and THE LADYKILLERS (2004).

    Huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) struggles to make it as a musician and lives at the mercy of both friends ...

  • THE DEVIL'S LAIR
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Documentary
    Genre
    Directed by Riaan Hendricks _____ Riaan Hendricks has produced, directed and edited over 20 films with his work being celebrated for constantly pushing the boundaries of observational cinema. His first documentary, A FISHERMAN’S TALE received the Jury Special Mention for Documentary at the Apollo International Film Festival. His most recent film, THE LAST VOYAGE won the 2011 Silver Dhow at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

    The film is set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder...

  • NESMA'S BIRDS
    TOYOUR NASMA
    (NESMA'S BIRDS)
    Programme Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future
    Genre Drama, Family and Social
    Directed by Najwan Ali _____ Najwan Ali (born 1989, Iraq) has worked as part of Iraqi 35mm short film workshops. She previously directed CRITICAL DAYS and BOOK OF LOVE. <br /> , Meedo Ali _____ Medoo Ali (born 1991) has worked on several films with Iraqi director Mohamed Al-Daradji. He has also directed XXX, screening as part of this section.

    Nesma is an awkward 11-year-old, who has been at odds with the world around her since her mother forced her to get rid of her father’s pigeons, which ...

  • THIN ARMS
    SHIRNO BAHU
    (THIN ARMS)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Short
    Genre Family and Experimental
    Directed by Sandeep Ray _____ Sandeep Ray’s films MIYAH: THE LIFE OF A JAVANESE WOMAN (1999) and A TRIAL IN EAST KALIMANTAN (2000) have been screened at several festivals. His film SOUND OF OLD ROOMS was shown at DIFF 2011.

    An octogenarian woman undergoes treatment for a debilitating medical condition. THIN ARMS is a short, intimate film that lingers on her growing sense ...

  • ROCK THE CASBAH
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama and Romance
    Directed by Laila Marrakchi _____ Laila Marrakchi (born Morocco) studied cinematography at the University of Paris III. She has directed the short films L'HORIZON PERDU (2000), DEUX CENTS DIRHAMS (2002) and MOMO MAMBO (2003). Her debut feature MAROCK (2005) screened at the Cannes Film Festival. <br />

    With a powerhouse Arab cast, ROCK THE CASBAH is a family drama set one summer in Tangiers. A family comes together for three days, following the death...

  • UNDER THE STARRY SKY
    DES ETOILES
    (UNDER THE STARRY SKY)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Dyana Gaye _____ Dyana Gaye (born 1975, France) won the Louis Lumière-Villa Médicis scholarship in 1999 for her script A GIRL FOR SOULEYMANE. Her film DEWENETI (2006) won the Jury Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Clermond-Ferrand, and was one of five films nominated for Best Short Film at the 2008 César awards. In 2009, she directed the musical SAINT-LOUIS BLUES, which won the Muhr AsiaAfrica Best Short Film award at DIFF 2009.

    Across Turin, Dakar, and New York, the destinies of Sophie, Abdoulaye and Thierno cross paths. Sophie, 24, leaves Dakar to join her husband, Abdoulaye...

  • MY BROTHER
    MIN BROR
    (MY BROTHER)
    Programme Muhr Arab Short
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Ulaano Salim _____ Director Ulaano Salim’s (born 1987, Denmark) parents are originally from Iraq and he uses his personal experiences as inspiration for his films. His shorts include KARIM (2011) and FOREVER YOUNG (2012).

    MY BROTHER is a drama that centres around two friends, who find themselves caught up in a world of crime in Copenhagen. The film is about friendship a...

  • 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...

  • MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
    Programme Cinema of Asia Africa
    Genre Biography, Drama and Historical
    Directed by Justin Chadwick _____ Justin Chadwick is an award-winning British film-maker whose films include THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL (2008) and the critically-acclaimed THE FIRST GRADER (2010), starring Naomie Harris. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his TV mini-series Bleak House, which was also nominated for two Golden Globes and was the Best Drama Serial winner in the British Academy Television Awards. Chadwick started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor, making his screen debut in Hanif Kureishi’s LONDON KILLS ME (1991).

    MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election...

  • AL LAILAH
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Comedy and Drama
    Directed by Khalid Ali _____ Khalid Ali is an Emirati director and scriptwriter, who has won numerous accolades for his short films. Ali also directs TV movies in addition to his work across the regional theatre circuit.

    AL LAILAH is set in the vibrant city of Dubai, capturing its pulsating spirit, identity and simplicity. It focuses on one Emirati family as they prepa...

  • THUY
    AN-NYUNG THUY
    (THUY)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama and Thriller
    Directed by Jae-Han Kim _____ Jae-Han Kim (born 1981, South Korea) majored in film studies at Chung-Ang University. He has previously directed the short film IN YOUR ABSENCE.

    Thuy, a Vietnamese national, marries a Korean man, and is sincere to him and his parents while slowly adapting to life in a foreign country. One day, ...

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