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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 2012
 
Genre
 
Language
 
Programme

Biography, Family and Social
Rating: 12+ / 75 mins

Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 86 mins
Dir: Haider Jumaah Assi
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 20 mins
Dir: Stéphane Brizé
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 108 mins
Dir: Maria Abdel Karim
Drama
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Mazen Khaled
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Joram Lursen
Children's Film and Family
Rating: 6+ / 98 mins
Dir: Pocas Pascoal
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 96 mins
Dir: Nadia Shihab
Non-fiction, Drama, Experimental, Music, Social and War
Rating: PG / 32 mins
Dir: Michael Haneke
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 127 mins
Dir: Khalid Al Zadjali
Children's Film, Drama, Family and Social
Rating: PG / 78 mins
Dir: Fouad Alaywan
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 98 mins
Dir: Lamine Ammar-Khodja
Allegory, Biography and Social
Rating: 15+ / 82 mins
Dir: Feng Xiaogang
Drama and War
Rating: 18+ / 145 mins
Dir: Kadija Leclere
Biography, Drama and Family
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Children's Film, Family, Social and War
Rating: PG / 19 mins
Dir: Pascale Kairouz
Docudrama and Social
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Karzan Kader
Drama
Rating: PG / 92 mins
Dir: Leila Albayaty
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 80 mins
Dir: Julius Onah
Rating: 12+ / 14 mins
Dir: Pablo Berger
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 104 mins
Dir: Lara Saba
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 92 mins
Dir: Lukas Sturm
Drama, Political Thriller, Social and War
Rating: 12+ / 86 mins
Dir: John Slattery
Adventure, Comedy and Social
Rating: PG / 78 mins
Dir: Tadasuke Kotani
Docudrama, Non-fiction and Drama
Rating: PG / 91 mins
Dir: Nadine Khan
Drama and Social
Rating: 15+ / 76 mins
Dir: Sourav Sarangi
Social
Rating: 15+ / 97 mins
Dir: Andrew Adamson
Fantasy
Rating: G / 91 mins
Dir: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Drama, Mystery and Science Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 172 mins
Dir: Mosco Kamwendo
Biography and Political Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 89 mins
Dir: Fyzal Boulifa
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 16 mins
Dir: Mohamed El Aboudi
Social
Rating: 15+ / 85 mins
Dir: Jeremy Xido
Music and Musical
Rating: 12+ / 90 mins
Dir: Hakim Belabbes
Allegory, Drama, Romance and Social
Rating: 15+ / 90 mins
Dir: Rola Nashef
Rating: 15+ / 92 mins
Dir: Saad Hendawy
Social
Rating: PG / 88 mins
Dir: Ramona S Diaz
Music
Rating: 12+ / 113 mins
Dir: Muna Al Ali
Experimental and Video Art
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Jonathan Demme
Biography, Music and Social
Rating: 12+ / 80 mins
Dir: Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Animation and Children's Film
Rating: G / 76 mins
Dir: Hamzah Jamjoom
Action
Rating: 12+ / 15 mins
Dir: Amr Abdelhadi, Samar Alazzeh
Drama, Family and Social
Rating: 15+ / 13 mins
Dir: Erige Sehiri, Mais Darwazah, Nassim Amaouche, Sameh Zoabi
Social
Rating: PG / 80 mins
Dir: Anna Van Der Heide
Children's Film and Family
Rating: 8+ / 83 mins
Dir: Keizo Fujikawa
Family and Social
Rating: 12+ / 124 mins
Dir: Rajan Khosa
Children's Film, Drama, Family and Sport
Rating: G / 80 mins
Dir: Nahed Awwad
Non-fiction and Social
Rating: PG / 64 mins
Dir: Juma Al Sehli
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 17 mins
Dir: Zézé Gamboa
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 100 mins
Dir: James Leong, Lynn Lee
Non-fiction and Political Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 94 mins
Dir: Nishtha Jain
Social
Rating: 15+ / 96 mins
Dir: Amal Al-Agroobi
Social
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: U-Wei Bin Haji Saari
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins
Dir: Antonio Méndez Esparza
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 110 mins
Dir: Asoka Handagama
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 109 mins
Dir: Sacha Gervasi
Biography and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 98 mins
Dir: Roger Michell
Biography, Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 95 mins
Dir: Luciano Quilici
Rating: 18+ / 75 mins
Dir: Suba Sivakumaran
Drama, Social and War
Rating: 12+ / 12 mins
Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 128 mins
Dir: Khaled Jarrar
Adventure and Experimental
Rating: 15+ / 70 mins
Dir: Zeki Demirkubuz
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 107 mins
Dir: Hinde Boujemaa
Social
Rating: 12+ / 71 mins
Dir: Haider Rashid
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 107 mins
Dir: Nils Gaup
Children's Film
Rating: G / 77 mins
Dir: Nawaf Alhoshani
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 5 mins
Dir: Bahman Kiarostami, Mohsen Amiryoussefi, Pirooz Kalantari, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Social
Rating: 12+ / 86 mins
Dir: Emily Atef
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 91 mins
Dir: Sono Sion
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 133 mins
Dir: Rashid Masharawi
Drama, Political Thriller and Social
Rating: PG / 52 mins
Dir: Marco Bonfanti
Biography and Experimental
Rating: 12+ / 76 mins
Dir: Takashi Miike
Rating: 18+ / 129 mins
Dir: Ang Lee
Adventure and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 126 mins
Dir: Fatema Abdulla
Drama
Rating: PG / 7 mins
Dir: Vimukthi Jayasundara
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 33 mins
Dir: Aseel Mansour
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 84 mins
Dir: Hao Jie
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 91 mins
Dir: Youssef El Deeb
Drama and Romance
Rating: 18+ / 77 mins
Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 137 mins
Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci
Drama, Family, Romance and Social
Rating: 15+ / 103 mins
Dir: Mansoor Alyabhouni Aldhaheri
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 28 mins
Dir: Ashim Ahluwalia
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 110 mins
Dir: Khairy Beshara
Experimental
Rating: 15+ / 136 mins
Dir: Pimpaka Towira
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 15 mins
Dir: Ibrahim Almarzouqi
Action and Mystery
Rating: 12+ / 11 mins
Dir: Nagieb Khaja
Social
Rating: 15+ / 87 mins
Dir: Kamal El Mahouti
Drama
Rating: PG / 77 mins
Dir: Sally El Hosaini
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 111 mins
Dir: Farah Kassem
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 33 mins
Dir: Anis Lassoued
Children's Film, Drama and Social
Rating: PG / 30 mins
Dir: Tosh Gitonga
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 96 mins
Dir: Homeïda Behi
Film Noir and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 88 mins
Dir: Ahmed Ibrahim
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 15 mins
Dir: Brian A. Miller
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 92 mins
Dir: Omar Mouldouira
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 29 mins
Dir: Joachim Lafosse
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 111 mins
Dir: Kim Ki-duk
Advertisement and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 104 mins
Dir: Cynthia Choucair
Social
Rating: PG / 53 mins
Dir: Akio Hiramatsu
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 27 mins
Dir: Dustin Hoffman
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 97 mins
Dir: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 114 mins
Dir: Mary Kerr
Biography and Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 70 mins
Dir: Meyar Al Roumi
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 73 mins
Dir: Jacques Audiard
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 120 mins
Dir: Dario Nardi
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 94 mins
Dir: Ahmed Zain
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 8 mins
Dir: Wang Bing
Children's Film, Family and Social
Rating: PG / 153 mins
Dir: Wayne Blair
Drama
Rating: PG / 103 mins
Dir: Khadija Al-Salami
Political Thriller and Social
Rating: PG / 80 mins
Dir: Benito Bautista
Music
Rating: 12+ / 103 mins
Dir: Hansal Mehta
Biography and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 126 mins
Dir: Anand Gandhi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 139 mins
Dir: Hassan Ali
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 105 mins
Dir: Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace
Music
Rating: PG / 108 mins
Dir: Joy Mathew
Rating: 15+ / 134 mins
Dir: Ben Wheatley
Comedy
Rating: 18+ / 88 mins
Dir: Nargiza Mamatkulova
Drama
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: L. Rezan Yesilbas
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 14 mins
Dir: Kamiran Betasi
Rating: PG / 9 mins
Dir: Eliane Raheb
Social
Rating: 12+ / 128 mins
Dir: Meral Uslu
Social
Rating: 18+ / 83 mins
Dir: Kaushik Ganguly
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 100 mins
Dir: Kimmo Koskela
Biography and Music
Rating: 12+ / 86 mins
Dir: Ohkwang Kwon
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 28 mins
Dir: Ammar Al-Beik, Somar Chaban
Rating: 12+ / 15 mins
Dir: Vahid Vakilifar
Rating: 15+ / 84 mins
Dir: Miguel Gomes
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 118 mins
Dir: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance and Social
Rating: 12+ / 106 mins
Dir: Ziad Doueiri
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 102 mins
Dir: Ibraheem Ramadan
Action, Allegory, Horror and Mystery
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Karim Goury
Biography and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 50 mins
Dir: Abdullah Aljunaibi, Humaid Alawadi
Film Noir
Rating: 18+ / 36 mins
Dir: Maryanne Zéhil
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 95 mins
Dir: Dong-Hoon Choi
Action
Rating: 18+ / 135 mins
Dir: Mohamed Rashed Buali
Comedy, Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 17 mins
Dir: Mohammed Bourokba
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 15 mins
Dir: Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 106 mins
Dir: Alain Gomis
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 86 mins
Dir: Chang Jung-Chi
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 110 mins
Dir: François Prévôt-Leygonie, Stéphan Archinard
Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 104 mins
Dir: Nidal Hassan
Docudrama, Political Thriller and Social
Rating: PG / 65 mins
Dir: Pary El-Qalqili
Family
Rating: PG / 69 mins
Dir: May Bouhada
Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 23 mins
Dir: Musa Syeed
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 82 mins
Dir: Samia Charkioui
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 22 mins
Dir: Licinio Azevedo
Drama and Social
Rating: 18+ / 90 mins
Dir: Haifaa Al Mansour
Drama
Rating: PG / 97 mins
Dir: Bassam Chekhes
Adventure, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy and Social
Rating: PG / 15 mins
Dir: Savita Lam, Tsai Ming Liang
Experimental
Rating: PG / 27 mins
Dir: Maher Al-Khaja
Comedy and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 35 mins
Dir: Fadi G. Haddad, Royal Film Commission Jordan
Comedy, Drama and Romance
Rating: PG / 95 mins
Dir: Elmaddin Aliyev, Khayyam Abdoullayev
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 14 mins
Dir: Waleed Al Shehhi
Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery and Mystery Surrealistic
Rating: PG / 22 mins
Dir: Ibrahim El Batout
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 94 mins
Dir: Mamoru Hosoda
Children's Film and Family
Rating: 12+ / 117 mins
Dir: Djamila Sahraoui
Drama
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Hüseyin Tabak
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 86 mins
Dir: Said Ould Khelifa
Historical
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins
Dir: Amal Alaoui, Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
Drama and Social
Rating: 18+ / 111 mins
Dir: Bani Khoshnoudi
Drama and Social
Rating: 12+ / 82 mins