CURTAIN RISES ON TENTH DIFF WITH FITTING TRIBUTE TO A FLOURISHING DECADE OF ARAB FILM

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Hany Abu Assad

Hany Abu-Assad’s ‘Omar’ to Open Landmark Decennial Edition

· Stars of world cinema shine on Dubai from December 6-14
· Lifetime Achievement Awards to be presented to prolific Egyptian film critic Samir Farid and Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen
· 174 films from 57 countries, in 43 languages, including over 100 films from the Arab world

The curtain opens on the landmark tenth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) tomorrow night, celebrating a decade of bringing the best of cinema and prominent film personalities from the region and around the world together to the UAE every December.

Omar

This year’s Red Carpet Opening Gala will kick off with a screening of the acclaimed “Omar”, by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad. The most high-profile film from the region this year, “Omar” will be Palestine’s Oscar entry for the Foreign Language Film. Accompanying the film in its UAE premiere will be Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad alongside the films cast members Adam Bakri, Eyad Hourani and Waleed Zuaiter.

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