The Price of Fame, St Vincent among ‘Cinema of the World’ strand.

The Dubai International Film Festival (Dec 10 – 17) has finalised its ‘Cinema of the World’ section, with films including Xavier Beauvois’ comedy The Price of Fame, starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zem and Nadine Labaki, and Theodore Melfi’s St Vincent, starring Bill Murray.

Also among the lineup are Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix, Danis Tanović’s Tigers and Peter Ho-sun Chan’s Chinese box office hit Dearest.

Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden also plays alongside Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary Maidan, François Girard’s Boychoir, Gabe Polsky’s doc Red Army and comedy Meet the Patels.

Masoud Amralla Al Ali, DIFF artistic director, said: “The Cinema of the World section of DIFF is one of the most popular programming segments, bringing directors, actors and writers from around the globe to the multicultural audience at the Festival.”

Nashen Moodley, head of the DIFF Cinema of the World programme, commented: “We are extremely pleased with the calibre and depth of the films in this year’s Cinema of the World programme. The diverse selection of films represents the best filmmaking from both emerging and established directors which the discerning DIFF audience will absorb with great interest.”