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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 2014
 
Genre
 
Language
 
Programme

Afrikaans

Dir: Aliou Sow
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 32 mins

Arabic

Dir: Hinde Boujemaa
Drama
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Fadel Almheiri
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Ahmed Ibrahim
Adventure, Drama, Social and Fiction
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Jan-Willem van Ewijk
Adventure, Drama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 94 mins
Dir: hajooj kuka
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 68 mins
Dir: Ahmed Abdulqader
Non-fiction, Social and Music
Rating: PG / 55 mins
Dir: Suqrat Bin Bisher
Crime, Non-fiction and Social
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Hussain Almotlaq
Drama
Rating: PG / 17 mins
Dir: Amir Ramses
Comedy, Drama and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 110 mins
Dir: Saleh Nass
Drama and Fiction
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Wafa Jamil
Social and Docudrama
Rating: PG / 52 mins
Dir: Mohammad Alfaraj
Mystery and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 25 mins
Dir: Bassem Fayad
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 75 mins
Dir: Waleed Al Shehhi
Adventure, Drama and Social
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Bassem Breish
Western and Fiction
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Ali F. Mostafa
Adventure and Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 108 mins
Dir: Hazem Alhamwi
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 70 mins
Dir: Mortada Gzar
Fiction
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Ali Kareem Obaid
Drama, Family, Social and War
Rating: PG / 10 mins
Dir: Liwaa Yazji
Drama and War
Rating: PG / 117 mins
Dir: Nadine Naous
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 60 mins
Dir: Khadija Al-Salami
Drama
Rating: PG / 96 mins
Dir: Yacine Mohamed Benelhadj
Crime, Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 95 mins
Dir: Rami Yasin
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 13 mins
Dir: Reine Mitri
Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 110 mins
Dir: Sarmad Yaseen Mahmood
Drama
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Rashid Masharawi
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 59 mins
Dir: Yassmina Karajah
Drama
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Khalid Ali
Drama
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Aliou Sow
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 32 mins
Dir: Nujoom Alghanem
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 85 mins
Dir: Mohanad Yaqubi
Fantasy and Theatre
Rating: PG / 11 mins
Dir: Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, Gabriele Del Grande, Antonio Augugliaro
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 98 mins
Dir: Daoud Abdel Sayed
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 133 mins
Dir: Takeharu Watai
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 108 mins
Dir: Ali Al-Ansari
Action, Horror, Thriller and Fiction
Rating: 15+ / 17 mins
Dir: Joudi Alkinani
Fiction
Rating: PG / 45 mins
Dir: Elie Kamal
Drama, Musical and Fiction
Rating: 12+ / 20 mins
Dir: Salim Abu Jabal
Non-fiction and Docudrama
Rating: PG / 70 mins
Dir: Khalil Mozian
Drama, Fantasy, Romance and Social
Rating: 12+ / 85 mins
Dir: Shiraz Fradi
Crime
Rating: 15+ / 18 mins
Dir: Tarzan Nasser, Mohanad Salahat, Ayman Azraq, Assem Nasser, Asma Ghanem, Ameen Nayfeh, Alaa Al Ali, Yazan Khalili, Mahdi Fleifel, Arab Nasser
Comedy, Non-fiction, Drama, Docudrama, Experimental and Video Art
Rating: PG / 60 mins
Dir: Omar El Zohairy
Drama
Rating: PG / 18 mins
Dir: Sadeq Behbehani
Drama
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Dir: Yahya Al Abdullah
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 80 mins
Dir: Mariam Al Nuaimi
Horror
Rating: 12+ / 10 mins
Dir: Shariff Korver
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 87 mins
Dir: Tala Hadid
Drama, Mystery and War
Rating: 15+ / 93 mins
Dir: Khadija Fatma Lemkecher
Drama
Rating: PG / 20 mins
Dir: Aisha Alzaabi
Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 11 mins
Dir: Hicham Lasri
Drama and Science Fiction
Rating: 18+ / 86 mins
Dir:
Drama
Rating: PG / 87 mins
Dir: Ghassan Salhab
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 134 mins
Dir: Hind Shoufani
Biography, Non-fiction, Historical, Experimental and Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 120 mins
Dir: Ahmad Amro, Mahmoud Hathaleen, Jaber Abu Rahmeh, Rawan Tamimi, Oday Al Taneeb, Hamza Khalifa, Sara Dhedel
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 52 mins
Dir: Ahmed Khaled
Experimental, Fiction and Video Art
Rating: 15+ / 13 mins
Dir: Karim Rahbani
Drama, Crime and Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 18 mins

Bengali

Dir: Kaushik Ganguly
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 118 mins

Berber

Dir: Hicham Lasri
Drama and Science Fiction
Rating: 18+ / 86 mins

Bulgarian

Dir: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins

Croatian

Dir: Ognjen Svilicic
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 74 mins

Dinka

Dir: Philippe Falardeau
Comedy, Drama and War
Rating: 15+ / 112 mins

Dutch

Dir: Shariff Korver
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 87 mins

English

Dir: J.C. Chandor
Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 125 mins
Dir: Fadel Almheiri
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Theatre and Psychodrama
Rating: 15+ / 119 mins
Dir: Ahmed Abdulqader
Non-fiction, Social and Music
Rating: PG / 55 mins
Dir: François Girard
Drama and Music
Rating: PG / 106 mins
Dir: Vadim Jean
Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 98 mins
Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins
Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve
Drama and Music
Rating: 18+ / 131 mins
Dir: Patrick Morris, Neil Nightingale
Adventure and Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 87 mins
Dir: Andrea Di Stefano
Romance, Thriller, Action and Biography
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Bennett Miller
Biography and Drama
Rating: 15+ / 134 mins
Dir: Ali F. Mostafa
Adventure and Comedy
Rating: 12+ / 108 mins
Dir: Shahad Al Shehhi
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 5 mins
Dir: Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
Non-fiction and Biography
Rating: PG / 86 mins
Dir: Rob Marshall
Comedy, Family, Musical and Fantasy
Rating: 12+ / 125 mins
Dir: Hisham Zaman
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 75 mins
Dir: Yassmina Karajah
Drama
Rating: PG / 13 mins
Dir: Geeta V. Patel, Ravi V. Patel
Non-fiction and Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 89 mins
Dir: Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, Gabriele Del Grande, Antonio Augugliaro
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 98 mins
Dir: Gautam Sonti, Usha Rao
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Daoud Abdel Sayed
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 133 mins
Dir: Robert Connolly
Family
Rating: G / 96 mins
Dir: Takeharu Watai
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 108 mins
Dir: Christian Petzold
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 98 mins
Dir: Gabe Polsky
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 85 mins
Dir: Paul Bettany
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 106 mins
Dir: Theodore Melfi
Comedy
Rating: 15+ / 104 mins
Dir: Tarzan Nasser, Mohanad Salahat, Ayman Azraq, Assem Nasser, Asma Ghanem, Ameen Nayfeh, Alaa Al Ali, Yazan Khalili, Mahdi Fleifel, Arab Nasser
Comedy, Non-fiction, Drama, Docudrama, Experimental and Video Art
Rating: PG / 60 mins
Dir: Mohammed Swaidan
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 7 mins
Dir: Mariam Al Nuaimi
Horror
Rating: 12+ / 10 mins
Dir: Guy Myhill
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 86 mins
Dir: Philippe Falardeau
Comedy, Drama and War
Rating: 15+ / 112 mins
Dir: Morten Tyldum
Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Historical and War
Rating: 15+ / 113 mins
Dir: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 107 mins
Dir: Xavier Beauvois
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 115 mins
Dir: James Marsh
Biography and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 123 mins
Dir: Russell Crowe
Drama and War
Rating: 15+ / 111 mins
Dir: Danis Tanović
Drama and Biography
Rating: 12+ / 90 mins
Dir: Hind Shoufani
Biography, Non-fiction, Historical, Experimental and Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 120 mins
Dir: Ruben Östlund
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 119 mins
Dir: Amir Amirani
Non-fiction
Rating: 12+ / 104 mins
Dir: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
Comedy and Horror
Rating: 15+ / 86 mins
Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée
Biography and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 115 mins
Dir: Morgan Matthews
Comedy, Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 107 mins

Farsi

Dir: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Drama
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Kamiran Betasi
Fiction
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Reza Dormishian
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 108 mins
Dir: Hisham Zaman
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 75 mins
Dir: Mehdi Rahmani
Drama and Family
Rating: 12+ / 90 mins

French

Dir: Jan-Willem van Ewijk
Adventure, Drama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 94 mins
Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve
Drama and Music
Rating: 18+ / 131 mins
Dir: Céline Sciamma
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 109 mins
Dir: Xavier Dolan
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 134 mins
Dir: Aliou Sow
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 32 mins
Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Drama and Romance
Rating: 15+ / 118 mins
Dir: Alexandre Coffre
Adventure and Family
Rating: 8+ / 81 mins
Dir: Paul Bettany
Drama
Rating: 18+ / 106 mins
Dir: Shariff Korver
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 15+ / 87 mins
Dir: Tala Hadid
Drama, Mystery and War
Rating: 15+ / 93 mins
Dir: Xavier Beauvois
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama and Romance
Rating: 12+ / 115 mins
Dir: Ruben Östlund
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 119 mins
Dir: Thomas Salvador
Science Fiction, Social and Comedy
Rating: 18+ / 76 mins

German

Dir: Veit Helmer
Family
Rating: G / 82 mins
Dir: Christian Petzold
Drama
Rating: 12+ / 98 mins

Gujarati

Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins
Dir: Geeta V. Patel, Ravi V. Patel
Non-fiction and Creative Documentary
Rating: PG / 89 mins

Hindi

Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins
Dir: Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 88 mins
Dir: Gautam Sonti, Usha Rao
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 90 mins

Italian

Dir: Francesco Munzi
Crime and Drama
Rating: 18+ / 108 mins
Dir: Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry, Gabriele Del Grande, Antonio Augugliaro
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 98 mins
Dir: Daoud Abdel Sayed
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 133 mins

Japanese

Dir: Takeharu Watai
Non-fiction
Rating: 15+ / 108 mins

Kannada

Dir: Gautam Sonti, Usha Rao
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 90 mins

Korean

Dir: Sung-bo Shim
Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 111 mins

Kurdish

Dir: Kamiran Betasi
Fiction
Rating: PG / 14 mins
Dir: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Fiction and Drama
Rating: 12+ / 14 mins
Dir: Hisham Zaman
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 75 mins
Dir: Batin Ghobadi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 115 mins

Malayalam

Dir: Rajeev Ravi
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins

Mandarin

Dir: Peter Ho-sun Chan
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 128 mins
Dir: Morgan Matthews
Comedy, Drama and Family
Rating: PG / 107 mins

Marathi

Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 116 mins

Norwegian

Dir: Hisham Zaman
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 75 mins

Pashto

Dir: Afia Nathaniel
Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 93 mins

Russian

Dir: Gabe Polsky
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 85 mins

Spanish

Dir: Andrea Di Stefano
Romance, Thriller, Action and Biography
Rating: 18+ / 120 mins
Dir: Luis Javier M. Henaine
Comedy
Rating: 18+ / 80 mins
Dir: Damián Szifrón
Comedy, Drama and Thriller
Rating: 18+ / 122 mins

Swedish

Dir: Ruben Östlund
Drama
Rating: 15+ / 119 mins

Tamil

Dir: Gautam Sonti, Usha Rao
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: M. Manikandan
Drama, Family and Social
Rating: 8+ / 99 mins

Telugu

Dir: Gautam Sonti, Usha Rao
Non-fiction
Rating: PG / 90 mins

Ukrainian

Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Non-fiction and War
Rating: PG / 130 mins

Urdu

Dir: Fadel Almheiri
Comedy and Drama
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Waleed Al Shehhi
Adventure, Drama and Social
Rating: PG / 90 mins
Dir: Afia Nathaniel
Thriller
Rating: 12+ / 93 mins
Dir: Danis Tanović
Drama and Biography
Rating: 12+ / 90 mins