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Abu Dhabi winner Leviathan

Leviathan wins in Abu Dhabi

Other double winners include Theeb, Sivas and In Her Place

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Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic

Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Isshin Inudo. Japan. 2014. 115mins

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