The Six: BFI London Film Festival

An image from 'Amra and the second marriage'. (Supplied)
Updated 11 October 2018
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The Six: BFI London Film Festival

  • BFI kicked off on Wednesday and there is no shortage of films from, or set in, the Middle East and Muslim-majority countries

DUBAI: The famed festival kicked off on Wednesday and there is no shortage of films from, or set in, the Middle East and Muslim-majority countries set to be screened.

‘Amra and the Second Marriage’

Director Mahmoud Sabbagh offers a bold commentary laced with sharp wit in this 95-minute black comedy about a middle-aged housewife in Saudi Arabia.


’A Private War’

Partly shot in Joran, the plot centers on Marie Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, as she is driven to the forefront of conflicts.


‘3 Faces’

Actress Behnaz Jafari is distressed by a young girl’s plea for help in this Iranian film. The actress travels across the country to try to help the girl, who has been prevented from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory by her family.


’Dear Son’

A Tunisian couple, whose lives revolve around their only son, is left distraught after he leaves home to join Daesh.


’Holiday’

Listed as one of Turkey’s submissions, this film is about a lavish trip to the Turkish Riviera that goes horribly wrong.


‘May the Devil Take You’

After years of estrangement, Alfie pays her ailing father a visit. Doctors are unable to explain the disease that is ravaging his body so she decides to visit her father’s rundown villa to hunt for clues in this Malaysian thriller.

 


The Six: Louvre Abu Dhabi set to host ‘Big in Japan’ weekend

The Louvre Abu Dhabi. (Shutterstock)
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The Six: Louvre Abu Dhabi set to host ‘Big in Japan’ weekend

DUBAI: The Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to host a “Big in Japan” weekend from Oct. 25 – 27, featuring a range of activities inspired by the ongoing “Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor” exhibition.
Innovative music
On Thursday, Japanese Turntable Symphonograph Orchestra will reconstruct classical music by spinning vinyl records, using turntables and mixers as their instruments of choice.
Spoken word
On Friday, award-winning Emirati spoken-word artist Afra Atiq will perform a poem inspired by the artworks in the “Japanese Connections” exhibition space.
Homemade cartoon
“Emara,” a series featuring a hijab-wearing crime fighter, will be screened on Friday, followed by a discussion with voiceover artist Maryam Al-Atouly.

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Mural magic
On Friday, visitors can enjoy the big reveal of the first-time collaboration between Abu Dhabi-based students and renowned street artist Myneandyours as they add the final strokes to their murals.
Anime screening
Fan favorite “Big Hero 6” will be screened on Saturday. The comedy-adventure, which has some seriously emotional moments, tells the story of the bond between an inflatable robot and a boy.
A Japanese tale
Set to be screened on Saturday, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” tells the story of a bamboo cutter who finds a miniature girl and raises her as his daughter.