GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Entertainment

 
  Share

Dubai, 29 November 2017: The 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival returns with its Red Carpet Galas that will be shining the spotlight on wonderful new works from acclaimed directors, and adding a touch of sparkle to proceedings. The Red Carpet Galas are an opportunity to watch screenings throughout the week at DIFF's purpose built state-of-the-art venue, the Madinat Arena. There will also be a series of Red Carpet presentations at the Madinat Theatre in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, along with screenings from the Arab world and beyond at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates.

Kick-starting the much-anticipated Gala Screenings on Thursday 7th December is British Director Dominic Cooke's, ‘On Chesil Beach' based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novel by Ian McEwan. Looking in-depth at relationships in the 1960's, the film follows the goings-on of a young couple on their honeymoon. A second Gala Screening will follow - ‘Orchestra Class', a heartwarming tale of new beginnings for a struggling violinist and the power of music from French Actor and Director, Rachid Hami.

On Friday, 8th a triple-bill bursts into life at the Madinat Arena with the Children's Gala, ‘Ferdinand' from legendary Brazilian director, Carlos Saldanha. Renowned for his masterful animated works, Saldanha's ‘Ferdinand', is a children's adventure-comedy centred around a fighting bull with an identity crisis, voiced by John Cena. Second on the roster is the critically appraised, ‘The Death of Stalin' from Scottish-Italian filmmaker Armando Iannucci, who brings soviet-era satire about one of the world's most ruthless leaders, to the modern era of cinema. Finishing off a jam-packed roster of world-class cinema is Australian director, Warwick Thornton's period-western ‘Sweet Country', inspired by true events, boasting a stellar cast of Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs and Jeffrey Tambor.

Saturday 9th December also boasts a trio of international hits. DIFF's afternoon Gala is Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, producer and director Rob Reiner's ‘Shock and Awe' which takes a real-life look at a group of journalists who uncovered the unsubstantiated claims by President George W. Bush's administration that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Everyone's favourite fun-fueled action-packed family adventure, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle', revs into gear on Saturday evening at the Madinat Arena with a superstar cast that includes, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, and is directed by American television director Jake Kasdan. Bringing the curtain down for the day is Hollywood hotshot James Franco, with the much celebrated, ‘The Disaster Artist', a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's ‘The Room' from 2003 – an undoubtedly awful film - that has become one of the most treasured cult classic of all time.

Dubbed one of the most creative and visionary artists of his generation, Mexican Director Guillermo Del Toro presents the stunning romantic fantasy ‘The Shape of Water' on Sunday, 10th. The highly anticipated feature and winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival exudes talent with the likes of Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins, and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.

From the head-turning film, ‘Clash' (2016) comes acclaimed TV and Film writer, Khaled Diab's latest feature, ‘Induced Labor', to open the Gala Screenings on Monday, 11th December. After tireless attempts to obtain legitimate entry to the US fail, an Egyptian couple believes that storming the US embassy in Cairo and birthing their twins there will grant them citizenship, however not everything goes to plan in this raucous comedy. Bringing a darker shade of humour to the evening of the 11th, is ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' from Academy Award winning British Filmmaker, Martin McDonagh. The Oscar front-runner starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell has snowballed on the festival circuit winning Best Screenplay Award at the Venice Film Festival, the People's Choice Award at TIFF, and a further 11 nominations for British Independent Film Awards.

Tuesday the 12th welcomes a duo of award winning international hits, starting with BAFTA Award winning Director Lynne Ramsay and her gripping thriller, ‘You Were Never Really Here'. Picking up awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival, the feature received a phenomenal reception and standing ovation from audiences. Matt Damon is the pick of the bunch in Alexander Payne's Academy Award winning satirical sci-fi piece, ‘Downsizing'. Centred on a man who chooses to shrink himself (literally) to simplify his life, the fun and touching film concludes the screenings in the Arena, with help from Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Masoud Amralla Al Ali, DIFF's Artistic Director, commented on the spectacular Gala Screenings: “Bringing standout, original and compelling films to audiences at DIFF is key to the success of the festival, and with an abundance of incredible features gracing our screens again this year, we are confident that we will deliver on that promise. Featuring world-renowned directors and stellar cast performances, the Gala Screenings represent some of the most anticipated releases of the year.”

Fans can enjoy the Red Carpet experience for just AED100.

The 14th Edition of the Dubai International Film Festival will see films screened over eight days at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and THE BEACH – opposite JBR.

Film-lovers can buy tickets from the DIFF box office at diff.ae and at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates. Tickets will be available from December 5th at the Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, and from the Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah on December 6th.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3697 times
Posted on : Wednesday, November 29, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : “Dubai Culture” Participates in Kuwait UAE Week with a Programme Full of Activities
Next Story : DFTC announces Dubai Studio City and Alfan as key sponsors for VIDXB 2017
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Reverse the effects of hair fall with Crescina Re-Growth HFSC Shampoo
Achieve whiter teeth at home with Spotlight Teeth White Strips
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds Celebrates The Virtuosity Of Art Deco Design Genius
Noble™ Anti-aging Skin Care Products
Skyline Conducted Women of Substance: A Panel Discussion on Women Empowerment
UAE National Day celebrated in Skyline Carnival 2017
SUC signed MOU with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
SUC conducted Tour Guide Training Program for SCTDA
Calvin Klein Presents Steadfast Collection
Time for Some AIGNER Love
Mohammed bin Rashid Launches UAE Astronaut Programme
Mido's Multifort Escape - An uncompromising timepiece for exploring new horizons
RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism
Gift gorgeous skin this festive season.
NIVEA MEN and Real Madrid Extend Partnership Globally Covering 70+ Countries
Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai
Eberhard & Co. celebrates 130th Anniversary with special commemorative Edition C...
Coach Women's Lex Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlet in Meena ...
Together for Egyptian Cinema: A Million happy viewers
Celebrate the Festive Season With the Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year
Feast your way into the festive season at The Coffee Club
Bovet Presents Brilliant Is Beautiful Gala Benefitting Artists for Peace and Ju...
Dubai Land Department Launches its Smart Archiving System
Svelte BU4108-11H dress watch in black and rose gold plating makes an impact
Hottest Smartphone ever! Go get a true luxury phone from HUAWEI
Gourmet Gifting at Tub of Butter
Robinsons National Day Trunk Show
Over 200 developers across India participate in CREDAI's Indian Property Show
Lg V30+ Launches in the Uae and Makes Its Way Into Customers' Pockets and Lives
The First “Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet” in a Middle East Hotel Opens in Pullma...
Unilever's Lipton Jebel Ali Tea Factory First in MENA to Achieve Bronze World Cl...
Ghantoot present 17th Emirates Open Polo Championship International
More Than 6,000 Bears Donated to Toys With Wings & Emirates Red Crescent for Nov...
Epson to showcases the future of large laser display technology at InfoComm MEA 2017
Dubai Customs reaffirms efforts to combat counterfeit goods with Japanese partners
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Family Village Celebrate 46th UAE National Day
Automechanika Riyadh turns focus on exciting growth potential of Saudi automotiv...
The Verses of Peace Exhibition begins at the Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre
Glamazle.com names a Lipstick after Yardstick Marketing as a testimonial to the ...
Step into 2018 with skinade & slow down the signs of ageing
Green Hope on Former US Vice President Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality telecast
Saxo Bank 2018 Outrageous Predictions: 2018 will be a true roller coaster ride c...
The du Youth Council Holds a Volunteering Day at Al Ain Zoo with People of Deter...
Indian realty in revival mode, says industry expert
Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018
Cybercriminals Switching to Impersonation Attacks to Bypass Email Security Systems
Phumzile: UN Women uses rigorous methods to monitor and evaluate its programmes