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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 2009
 
Genre
 
Language
 
Programme

Non-fiction and Historical
Rating: 18+ / 100 mins

Non-fiction and Experimental
Rating: PG / 61 mins

Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 85 mins

Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins

Drama
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins
Dir: Fatma Zohra Zamoum
Biography and Family
Rating: PG / 78 mins
Dir: Zeina Daccache
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 85 mins
Dir: Haibin Du
Drama, Comedy and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 116 mins
Dir: Othman Naciri
Drama
Rating: PG / 21 mins
Dir: Talal Khoury
Drama
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Amir Toodehroosta, Mahaya Petrosian
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 32 mins
Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Comedy, Historical, Political Thriller and Family
Rating: 12+ / 18 mins
Dir: Tokachi Tsuchiya
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Jacques Audiard
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 150 mins
Dir: Nurman Hakim
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 25 mins
Dir: Ali Hammoud
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 21 mins
Dir: Hiner Saleem
Drama, Experimental and Fantasy
Rating: 18+ / 63 mins
Dir: Al Motasim Al Shaqsi
Experimental, Musical and Thriller
Rating: G / 6 mins
Dir: Betty Thomas
Animation and Comedy
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Rawia Abdullah
Drama
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Cherien Dabis
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 97 mins
Dir: Foued Mansour
Drama
Rating: PG / 26 mins
Dir: Nasri Hajjaj
Non-fiction
Rating: G / 65 mins
Dir: Yuhang Ho
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 94 mins
Dir: James Cameron
Rating: 15+ / 166 mins
Dir: Bilal Yousef
Docudrama
Rating: PG / 54 mins
Dir: Meqdad Al Kout
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 25 mins
Dir: Vimukthi Jayasundara
Action, Drama and Mystery
Rating: 18+ / 85 mins
Dir: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Drama
124 mins
Dir: Djamel Ouahab
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Mohamed Zemaich
Thriller
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Harutyun Khachatryan
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 82 mins
Dir: Rachel Perkins
Musical Comedy
Rating: PG / 88 mins
Dir: Pedro Almodóvar
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 128 mins
Dir: Jim Sheridan
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 110 mins
Dir: Julia Bacha
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 78 mins
Dir: Alain Monne
Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 120 mins
Dir: Stefano Savona
Docudrama and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 82 mins
Dir: Serhat Caradee
Rating: 18+ / 102 mins
Dir: Fermin Muguruza
Music
Rating: PG / 73 mins
Dir: Bassam Jarbawi
Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: De Gaulle Eid
Docudrama
Rating: PG / 75 mins
Dir: Ali F. Mostafa
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 97 mins
Dir: Hady Mahoud
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 51 mins
Dir: Gustave Reininger
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 89 mins
Dir: Naji Abu Nowar
Biography, Drama and Sport
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Sung-Hee Jo
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 43 mins
Dir: Woo-Jung Kwon
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 95 mins
Dir: Dima El-Horr
Drama
Rating: PG / 85 mins
Dir: Gina Kim
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 93 mins
Dir: Wes Anderson
Animation
Rating: PG / 87 mins
Dir: Nassim Amaouche
Comedy
Rating: 15+ / 75 mins
Dir: Samia Charkioui
Drama
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Elham Sharaf, Hind Al Hammadi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Raed Andoni
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 98 mins
Dir: Nidal Hassan
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 46 mins
Dir: Mai Iskander
Rating: PG / 79 mins
Dir: Samir Abdallah
Non-fiction, Historical and War
Rating: R / 90 mins
Dir: Jeff Stilson
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 95 mins
Dir: Claudio Noce
Animation
Rating: 15+ / 105 mins
Dir: Song Fang
Experimental
Rating: PG / 31 mins
Dir: Mohamad Abdulaziz
Drama, Experimental and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 97 mins
Dir: Anna M. Bofarull
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 83 mins
Dir: Richard Legaspi
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 24 mins
Dir: Merzak Allouache
Drama
Rating: PG / 102 mins
Dir: Shalizeh Arefpour
Rating: 12+ / 88 mins
Dir: Meera Kathiravan
Comedy, Action and Family
Rating: 15+ / 135 mins
Dir: Shirin Abu Shaqra
Music
Rating: 15+ / 34 mins
Dir: Laurent Vinas-Raymond
Drama
Rating: PG / 95 mins
Dir: Said Marzouk
130 mins
Dir: Hakim Belabbes
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 91 mins
Dir: Katia Jarjoura
Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 31 mins
Dir: Yoichi Sai
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Shawkat Amin Korki
Comedy and Romance
Rating: PG / 81 mins
Dir: Wenli Jiang
Non-fiction, Historical and War
Rating: 12+ / 85 mins
Dir: Muayad Alayan
Adventure, Drama, Family, Political Thriller and Romance
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Fantasy, Adventure and Comedy
Rating: 6+ / 89 mins
Dir: Laurent Tirard
Comedy
Rating: 6+ / 92 mins
Dir: Royston Tan
Drama
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Annette K. Olesen
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 101 mins
Dir: Rashid Masharawi
Non-fiction and Drama
Rating: G / 52 mins
Dir: Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Biography, Non-fiction and Historical
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Kazuya Shiraishi
Romance and Science Fiction
Rating: 18+ / 115 mins
Dir: Gergely Fonyo
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins
Dir: Amir Muhammad
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 70 mins
Dir: Raymond Red
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 103 mins
Dir: Borhane Aalouié
Drama
Rating: 6+ / 23 mins
Dir: Tarik Saleh
Animation
Rating: PG / 80 mins
Dir: Raoul Peck
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 105 mins
Dir: Duncan Jones
Science Fiction
Rating: PG / 97 mins
Dir: Ousmane William Mbaye
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 55 mins
Dir: Joon-ho Bong
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 129 mins
Dir: Rodrigo García
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 125 mins
Dir: Taghreed Elsanhouri
Family and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 49 mins
Dir: Henry Barakat
120 mins
Dir: Ali Al Ali
Biography, Drama, Family, Mystery and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 29 mins
Dir: Zhanna Issabayeva
Comedy, Family and Musical
Rating: 12+ / 97 mins
Dir: Lee Yoon-Ki
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 123 mins
Dir: Christoph Heller
Drama, War and Fantasy
Rating: PG / 80 mins
Dir: Omar Al Masab
Animation and Mystery Surrealistic
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Rob Marshall
Musical Comedy
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: Ricardo Trogi
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 132 mins
Dir: Rune Denstad Langlo
Drama
Rating: PG / 78 mins
Dir: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Non-fiction and Music
Rating: 18+ / 94 mins
Dir: Myriam El Hajj
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 22 mins
Dir: Julien Temple
Music
Rating: PG / 106 mins
Dir: Nayla Al Khaja
Adventure, Drama, Family and Romance
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Xiaolu Guo
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 76 mins
Dir: Kamla Abu Zekry
Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy and Video Art
Rating: PG / 114 mins
Dir: Ole Schell, Sara Ziff
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 80 mins
Dir: Yonfan
Non-fiction and Music
Rating: 18+ / 123 mins
Dir: Sabine El Chamaa
Animation and Drama
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Léandre-Alain Baker
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 84 mins
Dir: Aida Elkashef
Drama
Rating: PG / 12 mins
Dir: Shimit Amin
Comedy
Rating: PG / 150 mins
Dir: Dai Sakō
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 80 mins
Dir: Jean-Marie Teno
Science Fiction
Rating: PG / 70 mins
Dir: Dyana Gaye
Musical
Rating: PG / 48 mins
Dir: Eman El Naggar
Musical, Adventure, Animation, Family and Film Noir
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Oliver Hermanus
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: Hussein Hassan
Action, Drama, Family and Romance
Rating: PG / 23 mins
Dir: Yash Chopra
Romance
160 mins
Dir: Mamoru Hosoda
Drama, Thriller, Romance, Political Thriller, Horror, Mystery and Film Noir
Rating: PG / 114 mins
Dir: Mohammed Aldhahri
Biography, Drama, Experimental and Romance
Rating: 18+ / 28 mins
Dir: Haider Rashid
Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 85 mins
Dir: Amjad Abu Alala
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery Surrealistic and Science Fiction
Rating: PG / 25 mins
Dir: Sepideh Farsi
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 83 mins
Dir: Mama Keita
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 82 mins
Dir: Nabil Ben Yadir
Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 106 mins
Dir: Agnès Varda
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 107 mins
Dir: Joyce A. Nashawati
Drama and Horror
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Dosy Omar, Garin Nugroho, John De Rantau
Music and Animation
Rating: 18+ / 90 mins
Dir: Miraz Bezar
Mystery and Action
Rating: 18+ / 102 mins
Dir: Nawaf Al Janahi
Drama and Thriller
Rating: PG / 82 mins
Dir: Mohamed Rashed Buali
Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 26 mins
Dir: Bilal Abdullah
Drama
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Mona Achache
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 100 mins
Dir: Ulrike Ottinger
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 82 mins
Dir: Karim Dridi
Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 84 mins
Dir: Nurlan Asanbekov
Drama and Docudrama
Rating: 12+ / 29 mins
Dir: Imad Noury, Swel Noury
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 108 mins
Dir: Kuo Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Claudia Llosa
Drama
Rating: PG / 100 mins
Dir: Eileen Hofer-Boutros
Biography, Drama, Family, Historical and War
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Magdi Ahmed Ali
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 115 mins
Dir: Saba Dewan
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: John Musker, Ron Clements
Animation and Adventure
Rating: 6+ / 97 mins
Dir: François Ozon
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 88 mins
Dir: Shaji N. Karun
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 127 mins
Dir: Ahd Kamel
Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Lloyd Ross
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 87 mins
Dir: Mohammad Malas
Drama
Rating: 6+ / 32 mins
Dir: Hafid Aboulahyane
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 28 mins
Dir: Mohammad Rasoulof
Drama and Fantasy
Rating: 15+ / 93 mins
Dir: Emmett Malloy
Music
Rating: PG / 93 mins
Dir: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins
Dir: May Bouhada
Historical
Rating: PG / 17 mins
Dir: Alberto Arce, Mohammad Rujailah
War
Rating: R / 104 mins
Dir: Gilles Tarazi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 23 mins
Dir: Ossama Fawzi
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 6+ / 32 mins
Dir: Vinoo Choliparambil
Non-fiction, Historical and War
Rating: PG / 24 mins
Dir: Auguste Bernard Kouemo Yanghu
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 21 mins
Dir: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
Video Essay
Rating: 12+ / 16 mins
Dir: Philippe Lioret
Drama
Rating: PG / 110 mins
Dir: Shyam Benegal
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 135 mins
Dir: Drew Barrymore
Comedy
Rating: PG / 111 mins
Dir: Shahram Alidi
Drama
Rating: PG / 77 mins
Dir: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Historical
Rating: 18+ / 99 mins
Dir: Michael Wadleigh
Music
Rating: 18+ / 225 mins
Dir: Subramaniashiva Vadivelu
Non-fiction
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Mohammed Bakri
Non-fiction, Family, Historical and War
Rating: G / 63 mins
Dir: Patrice Nezan, Philippe Gasnier
Music
Rating: PG / 85 mins
Dir: Michel Khleifi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins