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Heralded by Variety magazine as one of the world’s “50 unmissable film festivals“, DIFF has cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination to discover films from the Arab world and beyond. The archive gives you access to the films, juries, galleries, press releases and more from the first edition in 2004 through to the current edition.
Films 2008
 
Genre
 
Language
 
Programme
Dir: Katsuhide Motoki
Family, Melodrama and Romance
Rating: 6+ / 117 mins
Dir: Manijeh Hekmat
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 94 mins
Dir: Houman Seyedi
Rating: 15+ / 34 mins
Dir: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Rating: 15+ / 115 mins
Dir: Irene Cardona
Comedy
Rating: 15+ / 93 mins
Dir: Georg Misch
Biography, Non-fiction and Historical
92 mins
Dir: Larissa Sansour
Experimental, Science Fiction and Video Art
5 mins
Dir: Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 93 mins
Dir: Samir Abdallah
Non-fiction, Historical and War
82 mins
Dir: Alex Holmes
Drama
15 mins
Dir: Richard Legaspi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 15 mins
Dir: Ed Harris
114 mins
Dir: Vaele Sima Urale
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 89 mins
Dir: Mahdi Fleifel
Comedy
Rating: 15+ / 15 mins
Dir: Nader Davoodi
Non-fiction
65 mins
Dir: Sherif El Bendary
Biography, Drama and Family
15 mins
Dir: Baz Luhrmann
170 mins
Dir: Katy Ndiaye
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 56 mins
Dir: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Rating: 15+ / 19 mins
Dir: Lance Hammer
Rating: 15+ / 96 mins
Dir: Ramtin Lavafi
Drama and Experimental
Rating: 12+ / 89 mins
Dir: Khalid Al Mahmood
Drama and Family
17 mins
Dir: Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry
Drama
27 mins
Dir: Osvalde Lewat
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Mats Hjelm
Non-fiction
90 mins
Dir: Fernando Meirelles
121 mins
Dir: Sonia Chamkhi
Romance
Rating: 12+ / 25 mins
Dir: Terry Gilliam
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 142 mins
Dir: Darnell Martin
Drama and Musical
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
Comedy, Drama, Film Noir and Romance
Rating: 18+ / 124 mins
Dir: Steven Soderbergh
262 mins
Dir: Rachid Bouchareb
82 mins
Dir: Luis Lopez, Trisha Ziff
86 mins
Dir: Edmund Yeo
Comedy, Family and Mystery
18 mins
Dir: Malik Bensmaïl
Non-fiction, Drama and Family
118 mins
Dir: Rachid Hami
Rating: 18+ / 52 mins
Dir: Valdis Oskarsdottir
95 mins
Dir: Yuan Zhang
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: Abbas Fahdel
Drama
97 mins
Dir: Abdullatif Abdelhamid
96 mins
Dir: Shraddha Pasi
Drama
22 mins
Dir: Mohamed Zineddaine
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins
Dir: Waleed Al Shehhi
Drama and Mystery
20 mins
Dir: Cem Oztüfekçi
Rating: 15+ / 20 mins
Dir: Maria Stodtmeier, Paul Smaczny
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: Akjol Bekbolotov
Rating: 15+ / 17 mins
Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 27 mins
Dir: Ibrahim El Batout
Drama
90 mins
Dir: Nandita Das
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 101 mins
Dir: Barbara Cupisti
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 92 mins
Dir: Dilip Mehta
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Souad El-Bouhati
74 mins
Dir: Nancy Kamal
Animation, Docudrama, Experimental, Video Art and Drama
6 mins
Dir: Jean-Luc Ayach, Mohamed Zemaich
Rating: 18+ / 14 mins
Dir: Michael Winterbottom
108 mins
Dir: Robert Rhodin
Family and Children's Film
Rating: 6+ / 75 mins
Dir: Matteo Garrone
Rating: 18+ / 135 mins
Dir: Jeong-Hyun Mun
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Hamad M. Alawar
Experimental and Mystery
6 mins
Dir: Lodewijk Crijns
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 97 mins
Dir: Deepa Mehta
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 106 mins
Dir: Hala Alabdalla
Non-fiction
66 mins
Dir: Steve McQueen
Rating: 18+ / 96 mins
Dir: Dalila Ennadre
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 50 mins
Dir: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Action, Adventure and Non-fiction
75 mins
Dir: Bill Plympton
Rating: 18+ / 78 mins
Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
118 mins
Dir: Iain Softley
Family and Fantasy
Rating: 8+ / 106 mins
Dir: Samir Guesmi
Comedy, Drama and Family
30 mins
Dir: Akin Omotoso
Experimental
Rating: 18+ / 12 mins
Dir: Barmak Akram
Rating: 15+ / 94 mins
Dir: Priyadarsan Sonam Nair
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 117 mins
Dir: Jerome Cohen Olivar
Drama, Fantasy and Mystery
Rating: 15+ / 100 mins
Dir: Karim Dridi
Rating: 18+ / 95 mins
Dir: Amyn Kaderali
Comedy and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 98 mins
Dir: Jérôme Salle
108 mins
Dir: Kasim Abid
Non-fiction, Family, Historical and War
155 mins
Dir: Rachid Bouchareb
Drama
98 mins
Dir: Stefan Arsenijevic
Drama
105 mins
Dir: Uberto Pasolini
Comedy
Rating: 15+ / 109 mins
Dir: Engi Wassef
Non-fiction
70 mins
Dir: Huseyin Karabey
Drama, War and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: Christian Pierce, Steffen Fisker Pierce
90 mins
Dir: Lyès Salem
Comedy and Romance
92 mins
Dir: Hany Tamba
Comedy
94 mins
Dir: Hanna Musleh
Non-fiction
42 mins
Dir: Kazuhiro Sôda
Rating: 15+ / 135 mins
Dir: Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Drama, Family, Fantasy and Adventure
Rating: 5+ / 92 mins
Dir: Gianni Di Gregorio
80 mins
Dir: Aisha Mohammed Obaid Al Muhairi, Asma Ahmed
Docudrama
21 mins
Dir: Azazel Jacobs
94 mins
Dir: Nguyen Vinh Son
Rating: 15+ / 121 mins
Dir: Junaid Ahmed
90 mins
Dir: Ahmed Rachedi
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 163 mins
Dir: Nasser Al Yaqobi
11 mins
Dir: Madoda Ncayiyana
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Guka Omarova
Rating: 15+ / 87 mins
Dir: Sabine El Gemayel
82 mins
Dir: F. W. Murnau
Fantasy, Horror and Thriller
82 mins
Dir: Maysoon Al Pachachi
102 mins
Dir: Leila Kilani
Non-fiction
104 mins
Dir: Marco Pontecorvo
Rating: 15+ / 100 mins
Dir: Meqdad Al Kout
Docudrama
24 mins
Dir: Dorothee Wenner
Non-fiction
80 mins
Dir: Bashir Al Majid
Comedy and Experimental
9 mins
Dir: Nurman Hakim
Rating: 18+ / 100 mins
Dir: Najwa Najjar
Drama and Romance
95 mins
Dir: Saad Hendawy
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 61 mins
Dir: Aseel Mansour, Yahya Al Abdullah
Drama and Family
29 mins
Dir: Jonathan Demme
114 mins
Dir: Abdullah Al-Eyaf
Drama
23 mins
Dir: Mehreen Jabbar
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 105 mins
Dir: Dawood Al-Kiyumi, Yasir Al-Kiyumi
1 mins
Dir: Chus Gutiérrez
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 95 mins
Dir: Jianjun He
Rating: 12+ / 87 mins
Dir: Pablo Aguero
Rating: 15+ / 91 mins
Dir: Annemarie Jacir
Adventure, Drama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 109 mins
Dir: Ammar Al-Beik
40 mins
Dir: François Verster
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Lourens Blok
Adventure, Animation and Family
Rating: 6+ / 86 mins
Dir: Yulene Olaizola
Docudrama and Non-fiction
80 mins
Dir: Tsui Hark
Comedy and Musical
Rating: 18+ / 103 mins
Dir: Yasemin Alkaya
Rating: 15+ / 117 mins
Dir: Nina Paley
Animation and Musical
Rating: 12+ / 82 mins
Dir: Anthony Fabian
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins
Dir: Jacqueline Reem Salloum
Non-fiction, Historical and Music
Rating: PG / 83 mins
Dir: Danny Boyle
Rating: 12+ / 120 mins
Dir: Aida Begić
Drama
99 mins
Dir: Benjamin Gilmour
Rating: 12+ / 92 mins
Dir: Charles Martin Smith
Comedy, Historical and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 96 mins
Dir: Kenneth Glenaan
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 79 mins
Dir: Yu Guangyi
Rating: 15+ / 94 mins
Dir: Samir Chanda
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: Khalid Al Mahmoud
Drama and Comedy
3 mins
Dir: Haile Gerima
Rating: 18+ / 140 mins
Dir: Yousry Nasrallah
Drama
91 mins
Dir: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Rating: 15+ / 12 mins
Dir: Tsui Hark
Drama and Action
Rating: 18+ / 101 mins
Dir: Hong-Jin Na
Rating: 18+ / 123 mins
Dir: Laurent Cantet
Drama
128 mins
Dir: Francesco Sperandeo
Drama
15 mins
Dir: Rong-Ji Chang
Rating: 15+ / 37 mins
Dir: Leon Geller, Marcus Vetter
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 89 mins
Dir: Kathryn Bigelow
Rating: 15+ / 130 mins
Dir: Jens Jonsson
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 107 mins
Dir: Sadik Ahmed
Drama and Western
Rating: 15+ / 80 mins
Dir: Heidi Saman
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 19 mins
Dir: Carlos Chahine
Comedy and Drama
25 mins
Dir: Simon El Habre
Non-fiction
86 mins
Dir: Saeed Aldhaheri
18 mins
Dir: Francesco Munzi
101 mins
Dir: Shyamaprasad Rajagopal
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: Mamoru Oshii
Rating: 15+ / 122 mins
Dir: Majid Majidi
96 mins
Dir: Eun-Mi Lee, Il-Hyun Kim, In-Keun Kwak, Ji-Na Ryu, Ki-Yong Park, Youg Lee
Rating: 15+ / 64 mins
Dir: Pimpaka Towira
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 105 mins
Dir: Tsuki Inoue
Rating: 18+ / 21 mins
Dir: Darren Aronofsky
Rating: 18+ / 105 mins
Dir: Hakim Belabbes
Docudrama
120 mins
Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Rating: 18+ / 109 mins
Dir: Abdelsalam Shehada
Non-fiction
52 mins
Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Rating: 15+ / 119 mins
Dir: So Yong Kim
Rating: 15+ / 89 mins
Dir: Sergey Dvortsevoy
Rating: 12+ / 100 mins
Dir: Terry Gilliam
Thriller and Science Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 129 mins
Dir: Soudade Kaadan
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 39 mins
Dir: Catherine Owens, Mark Pellington
Music
85 mins
Dir: Joyce A. Nashawati
Mystery
8 mins
Dir: Garin Nugroho
Rating: 15+ / 104 mins
Dir: Hajime Kadoi
Rating: 18+ / 115 mins
Dir: Matt Tyrnauer
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 96 mins
Dir: Umesh Kulkarni
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: Oliver Stone
129 mins
Dir: Xiaolu Guo
Biography, Non-fiction, Historical and Video Essay
76 mins
Dir: Ismaeel Hamdy
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 40 mins
Dir: Megan Doneman
95 mins
Dir: Stephen Walker
Musical and Non-fiction
108 mins
Dir: Haolun Shu
Comedy and Romance
Rating: 18+ / 20 mins
Dir: Darrel James Roodt
Rating: 15+ / 82 mins