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Cast: Razika Al Taresh, Moza Al Mazroei. Focuses on one Emirati family as they prepare for the children’s festival, Hag Al Lailah, and explores their joys and sorrows. Muhr Emirati MOE 2
DON’T JUDGE A SUBJECT BY ITS PHOTOGRAPH
(UAE) 19mins. Drama. Dir: Ali Mostafa. Cast: Nitin Mirani, Diala Makki, Ahmed Abdullah, Jasmin Ruhling, Nour Aldin Alyousuf. Muhr Emirati MOE 2
Atta Nasser, Iman Aoun. Yassine and his mother try to hide their crime, in what they thought would be an easy cover-up. Muhr Arab Short MOE 10
CHILDREN OF WAR
(Iraq, UK, Hungary) 10mins. Animation, drama, family, war. Dir: Meedo Ali. Cast: Saif Salh. In an Iraqi orphanage, a victim of the war expresses his anguish through a series of drawings. Muhr Arab Short, Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future MOE 10
(Egypt, UAE) 92mins. Drama, romance, social. Dir: Mohamed Khan. Cast: Yasmine Raees, Hani Adel, Salwa Khatab, Salwa Mohammad Ali, Ibtihal Elserety. The story of forbidden love as a factory worker falls for her supervisor. Muhr Arab Feature MOE 6
(UAE) 24mins. Drama, comedy. Dir: Nayla Al Khaja. Cast: Crystal Bates, Moza Al Mazroei, Safia Al Mansouri. Muhr Emirati MOE 2
UNDER THE STARRY SKY
(France, Senegal) 82mins. Drama. Dir: Dyana Gaye. Cast: Ralph Amoussou, Mareme Demba Ly, Souleymane Seye N’diaye, Babacar M’baye Fall, Mata Gabin. Muhr Asia Africa Feature MOE 1
18:15 1001 APPLES
(Iraq) 74mins. Dir: Taha Karimi. Cast: Faraj Mouhamad Aziz, Hashim Mouhamad Rashid, Ababakar Ali Said, Ghahar Khalil Mouhamad.
Muhr Arab Feature MOE 12
(Algeria, UAE, Netherlands) 86mins. Documentary. Dir: Abdenour Zahzah.
Maraa Florencia Alvarez. Cast: Martina Juncadella, Martin Slipak.
Social. Dir: Ahmed Yassin. Cast: Amir Hadi, Hawara Alkhuza.
Arabian Nights MOE 8
Muhr Arab Short, Iraqi Legacy: Children of Future MOE 10
21:00 THEY ARE THE DOGS
(Morocco) 85mins. Social, action, drama. Dir: Hicham Lasri. Cast: Yahya El Fandi, Imad Fijaj, Jalal Bouftaim.
(Morocco) 24mins. Film noir, mystery, psychodrama, video essay. Dir: Yassine Marco Marroccu. Cast: Driss Roukhe, Amal Ayouch.
Muhr Arab Feature MOE 6
YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON
(China, Hong Kong) 133mins. Action, crime. Dir: Tsui Hark. Cast: Mark Chao, Angelababy, William Feng, Carina Lau, Lin Gengxin. Detective Dee investigates reports of a sea monster.
(Iraq, Italy) 14mins. Drama. Dir: Haider Rashid. Cast: Mohamed Zouaoui.
Muhr Arab Documentary MOE 11
Muhr Arab Short MOE 10
SMASH & GRAB – THE STORY OF THE PINK PANTHERS
Cinema of Asia Africa MOE 2
(UK) 89mins. Documentary. Dir: Havana Marking. The most successful jewel thieves of all time — in their own words.
THE LAST IMPRESARIO
(Lebanon, France) 20mins. Creative documentary, video art. Dir: Ali Cherri. Muhr Arab Short MOE 10
(Palestine, Tunisia, France, Norway, UAE, Italy, Switzerland) 90mins. Drama, Fiction. Dir: Rashid Masharawi. Cast: Areen Omari, Salah Hannoun, Mahmoud Abu Jazi, Maysa Abdul Hadi. Muhr Arab Feature Souk Madinat Theatre
(India, US) 84mins. Docudrama. Dir: Deepti Kakkar, Fahad Mustafa. Muhr Asia Africa Documentary MOE 7
Arabian Nights MOE 5
(Belgium, France, Germany) 78mins. Comedy. Dir: Marion Hansel. Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Marilyne Canto, Sergi Lopez.
Cinema of the World MOE 8
(Palestine, Norway, Qatar) 20mins. Drama. Dir: Rama Mari. Cast:
95mins. Drama. Dir: Amor Hakkar. Cast: Nabil Asli, Toufik Mezaache, Hichem Berdouk, Zineb Ahmidou, Anya Louanchi. Ali, a taxi driver in Algeria, and his wife, Houria, are unable to have children. When he travels to another city to test his fertility, he is accused by Fatima, a pregnant woman, of being the father of her unborn child.
(Algeria, France, UAE)
Cinema of the World MOE 9
20:00 A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM
(UK) 101mins. Documentary. Dir: Mark Cousins. Cast: Mark Cousins. A movie about children in global cinema. Cinema for Children Burj Park
20:30 MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
(South Africa) 147mins. Biography, drama, historical. Dir: Justin Chadwick. Cast: Tony Kgoroge, Jamie Bartlett, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Riaad Moosa. Celebration of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey. Cinema of Asia Africa Madinat Arena
(Australia) 85mins. Documentary. Dir: Gracie Otto. Cast: Naomi Watts, Yoko Ono, Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, John Cleese. Documentary on Michael White, the playboy and bon vivant London theatre and film impresario. Cinema of the World MOE 1
Muhr Arab Short MOE 10
TRAIN OF SILENCE
(Norway, Syria) 11mins. Drama. Dir: Hisham Al Zouki. Cast: Victor Al Zouki, Firas Fayyad, Mia Larsen, Hedda Al Zouki. Muhr Arab Short MOE 10
A DOOMED GENERATION
(Tunisia) 61mins. Documentary. Dir: Nasredine Ben Maati. Cast: Skander Ben Hamda, Azyz Amami, Slim Amamou. Arabian Nights MOE 5
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(Lebanon, UAE) 96mins. Biography. Dir: Philippe Aractingi. The director explores his family’s displacement through war over the generations.
Muhr Arab Short MOE 10
(UAE) 71mins. Comedy, horror, mystery. Dir: Ahmed Zain. Cast: Saeed Al Sharyani, Khalid Alnuaimi, Yaser Alneyadi.
Muhr Arab Documentary MOE 12
Gulf Voices MOE 11
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Muhr Arab Feature Souk Madinat Theatre
UNDERGROUND ON THE SURFACE
HABI, THE FOREIGNER
CHILDREN OF GOD
(Egypt) 68min. Dir: Salma El Tarzi.
(Argentina, Brazil) 91mins. Drama. Dir:
(Iraq, UK, Hungary) 10mins. Drama, Family,
Muhr Arab Documentary MOE 9
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Muhr Asia Africa Documentary MOE 7
CULTURE OF APPEARANCES
(Syria, Lebanon, Qatar) 97mins. Drama, romance. Dir: Mohamed Malas. Cast: Gianna Aanid, Bilal Martini, Najla El Wazza.
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TO SINGAPORE, WITH LOVE
(Singapore) 70mins. Doc. Dir: Pin Pin Tan.
(France) 26mins. Family, fiction. Dir: Myriam Chetouane. Cast: Ouidad Elma, Linda Chaib Prevot, Sabrina Boudaoud, Salim Kechiouche. Algerian Dalila lives in the suburbs of Paris. She needs money to help her mother repatriate her father’s body.
LADDER TO DAMASCUS
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