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  • Shoot
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    Saudi director unveils soccer drama Shoot

    2016-12-11T06:50:00Z

    Saudi director Aymen Khoja is unveiling his upcoming US-set, soccer-themed work Shoot at the inaugural edition of the Arab Cinema Lab at DIFF.

  • Borg vs McEnroe
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    Phoenicia scores an ace with Borg vs McEnroe

    2016-12-11T05:43:00Z

    Lebanon-based distributor Phoenicia Pictures has acquired MENA rights to Borg vs McEnroe, about the famous rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe, at Dubai Film Market.

  • In The Last Days Of The City
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    Zawya powers up Egyptian indies

    2016-12-11T05:39:00Z

    Zawya Distribution is ramping up its 2017 slate of Egyptian independent features with titles including Tamer El Said’s In The Last Days Of The City and Mohamed Rashad’s DIFF competition title Little Eagles.

  • Isabelle Huppert
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    Huppert makes Arab bow in Taia’s Treasure

    2016-12-10T03:00:00Z

    DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert is in line to make her starring debut in an Arab film, playing a Morocco-born French woman in Abdellah Taïa’s The Treasure.

  • Saba Mubarak
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    Saba Mubarak joins Inshallah It’s A Boy

    2016-12-10T03:00:00Z

    DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has signed for the lead role in up-and-coming director Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah It’s A Boy – A Chapter From The Fabled Life Of Nawal.

  • Lady Macbeth
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    Front Row courts Lady Macbeth

    2016-12-10T03:00:00Z

    DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth.

  • LIsa
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    VOX boards Emirati trio

    2016-12-09T06:16:00Z

    VOX Cinemas has boarded the next film by the makers of Emirati street racing hit Hajwala and also acquired local director Ahmed Zain’s comedy drama Lisa, which premieres at DIFF this year.

  • Kaswara Alkhatib
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    Uturn’s Dubai move heralds global push

    2016-12-09T06:14:00Z

    Jeddah-based digital content platform Uturn Entertainment is moving its head office to Dubai as part of a push to expand across the region and further afield.

  • Abdullah Hassan Ahmed
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    Sunrise wins IWC Filmmaker Award

    2016-12-09T06:12:00Z

    UAE filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmed’s Sunrise scooped the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF last night.

  • Asif Kapadia
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    Kapadia reveals details of Maradona doc

    2016-12-09T04:00:00Z

    UK film-maker Asif Kapadia talked about his upcoming project, a documentary covering the life of football player Diego Maradona, in a panel about his career at DIFF.