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  • TRAIN OF SILENCE
    Programme Muhr Arab Short
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Hisham Al Zouki _____ Hisham Al Zouki (born Syria) studied film studies in Oslo, Norway. His filmography includes : THE DOOR (short, 2000); GHETTO (short, 2002); ETERNALLY ALIENS (doc, 2003); JUST A CITY (doc, 2006); and THE WASH (short, 2007).

    A young, dark-haired man and a young European woman are two strangers, who crash into each other's lives in a short meeting that results in a long jou...

  • INSTANT MOMMY
    Programme Cinema of Asia Africa
    Genre Comedy and Drama
    Directed by Leo Abaya _____ Leo Abaya is a visual artist and award-winning production designer. His film credits include Chito Roño’s ITANONG MO SA BUWAN (1988), Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s MURO-AMI (1999) and Jeffrey Jeturian’s KUBRADOR (2006). INSTANT MOMMY is his debut as a screenwriter and director.

    In this hilarious comedy, Eugene Domingo plays Bechayda, who is in a long distance relationship with Kaoru, a Japanese man. Pregnant and in love, the ...

  • APACHES
    LES APACHES
    (APACHES)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Thierry De Peretti _____ Thierry De Peretti (born 1970, France) is an actor and director, who has completed a training course with the Cours Florent. He has received a Villa Médicis Hors les Murs prize. APACHES is his first movie.

    APACHES revolves around five teenagers from Porto Vecchio, who sneak into an unoccupied luxury villa and spend the night there. Before leaving, they s...

  • DON'T LEAVE ME
    LA TKHALEENY
    (DON'T LEAVE ME)
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Khalid Al Mahmood _____ Khalid Al Mahmood (born 1976, UAE) has made several short films and worked as a producer in the news centre at Abu Dhabi Media Company. He currently works freelance in video and film production.

    Layla and Aisha, in their early twenties, first met when they were at school. Layla is now on the verge of losing her eyesight while Aisha is on medic...

  • 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, ...

  • THE MARCHERS
    LA MARCHE
    (THE MARCHERS)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Nabil Ben Yadir _____ Nabil Ben Yadir is from Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels in Belgium. A former electrical engineer, his 2005 short film ‘Clown’s Exit’ was selected in over 20 film festivals, worldwide. ‘The Barons’ is his feature debut.

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  • 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...

  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Adventure, Comedy and Drama
    Directed by Ben Stiller _____ Actor/director/writer/producer Ben Stiller has directed REALITY BITES (1994), THE CABLE GUY (1996) and the Academy Award-nominated TROPIC THUNDER (2008, Broadcast Film Critics Award and Hollywood Film Festival Award for Comedy of the Year). Stiller has won an Emmy for his work on the sketch comedy series, The Ben Stiller Show. As an actor, he amassed a massive following with his work in THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998), MEET THE FOCKERS (2004) and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006). <br /><br />

    Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is the story of an ordinary office worker (Stiller) who escapes his anonymous li...

  • LADDER TO DAMASCUS
    SOULLAM ILA DIMASHK
    (LADDER TO DAMASCUS)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama and Romance
    Directed by Mohamed Malas _____ Mohamed Malas (born 1945) is a pioneering independent Syrian film-maker. He was raised during several conflicts, which influenced the themes of his works. His award-winning films focus on issues related to personal freedom and oppression. Some of his works include DREAMS OF A CITY (1983), THE NIGHT(1992) and PASSION (2005). <br />

    Ghalia is possessed by Zeina’s spirit. Haunted by the life of a girl, who drowned the day she was born, Ghalia travels to Damascus, where she studies ...

  • STRAY DOGS
    JIAO YOU
    (STRAY DOGS)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Tsai Ming Liang _____ Tsai Ming Liang (born 1957, Malaysia) is one of the most prominent film directors of the New Taiwan Cinema movement. In 1994, his film VIVE L’AMOUR won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, establishing him in the world of international cinema. His feature films include: THE RIVER (1997), THE HOLE (1998), GOOD BYE, DRAGON INN (2003), THE WAYWARD CLOUD (2005) and VISAGE (2009).

    A father and his two children wander the streets of modern-day Taipei. The father scrapes out a meagre income as a human billboard for luxury apartmen...

  • CHILDREN OF GOD
    ATFAL ALLAH
    (CHILDREN OF GOD)
    Programme Muhr Arab Short and Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future
    Genre Drama, Family and Social
    Directed by Ahmed Yassin _____ Ahmed Yassin (born 1986, Iraq) co-wrote the short film MY NAME IS MOHAMMED (2008), which screened at GFF 2009. He has also worked as a production assistant and sound recordist on SON OF BABYLON (2009). He currently works as a documentary film-maker in London.

    A young boy, who is an amputee, bets his prized possessions – a collection of football posters – on the girls’ team winning a battle-of-the-sexes foot...

  • DURBAN POISON
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Crime, Film Noir and Romance
    Directed by Andrew Worsdale _____ Andrew Worsdale is the director of SHOT DOWN (1987), a landmark film in South African cinema. He is an actor, writer and journalist and has written for publications including (((Mail & Guardian, (((Screen International, (((Cahiers du Cinema, (((Africa Film & TV and (((City Press.

    Twenty seven years after SHOT DOWN (1987), South Africa’s definitive cult film of the 1980s, acclaimed writer and director Andrew Worsdale returns to ...

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