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    David O. Russell Talks 'American Hustle' in Dubai, Redemption, Scorsese and Embracing "Muscular" Cinema

    Is there a filmmaker of recent times who's enjoyed a more impressive career rebound than David O. Russell? Before "The Fighter" in 2010, Russell's career was in tatters, and in danger of flatlining for good. But that shrewd blend of "Rocky"-style boxing saga and family psychodrama marked a magnifice...

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    10th Dubai International Film Festival Closes With 'American Hustle'

    During the 10th Dubai International Film Festival, which closed last weekend with a gala screening of 'American Hustle' and a typically lavish bash near the city centre, Martin Sheen turned up to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award, '12 Years A Slave' and 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' played along...

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    Film Analyst Alaa Karkouti Gives a Lecture in a Workshop for Filmmakers

    In addition to multiple industry panels and as part of his widely recognized annual appearances in international festivals and film events, Film Analyst Alaa Karkouti, CEO at MAD Solutions, formed part of the 10thDubai International Film Festival (DIFF) which ran from December 6th - 14th, 2013.

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    Dubai International Film Festival: Martin Sheen Lifetime Achievement Q & A, 'Apocalypse Now' Breakdown and More

    For its 10th edition, the Dubai International Film Festival awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Sheen, and the one-time "Apocalypse Now" and "The West Wing" star turned up over the festival's first weekend to give a career talk that was scheduled to last an hour but extended to 90 minut...

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    First Egyptian Film about Homosexuality Hits DIFF's Dubai Film Market

    Making history and causing controversy, Egyptian Director Hany Fawzy will present his film Family Secrets, a film that deals with homosexuality, at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival

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    Dubai Film Festival Rakes in Millions

    Around the same time, ten years ago(!), as Doha Film Festival and Abu Dhabi Film Festival were beginning, at the peak of the world’s awareness that the Arab world not only was extremely rich but was also interested in breaking into the international film business through its extravagant and, at the ...

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    Sheila Whitaker Dies

    Sheila Whitaker was one of the first people I met on the international film circuit in the days in the 80s and 90s when the London Film Festival meant much more in the world of festivals than it does today.

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    Dubai Goes Latino Via Biarritz

    Everyone should read this recent article from 'Screen Africa'

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    Dubai Film Festival: 'The Attack', 'Winter Of Discontent', 'Death Metal Angola'

    Perusing the Dubai programme deciding what to see when your knowledge of Arab and African cinema is on the rudimentary side can generate a fog of confusion, so a film titled "Death Metal Angola" stands out like a screaming neon sign. Jeremy Xido, who directed this absorbing, beautifully s...

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