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  • ILO ILO
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Anthony Chen _____ Anthony Chen (born 1984, Singapore) has had his films screened at prestigious festivals worldwide. His short film AH MA (GRANDMA (2007) secured a Special Mention in Cannes 2007. HAZE (short, 2008) was nominated for a Golden Bear at Berlin. In 2009, he was accorded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

    Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their new Filipina maid, Teresa, who has left her home in search o...

  • THE FERRY
    AL MEADYYAH
    (THE FERRY)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Drama, Romance and Social
    Directed by Attia Amin _____ Attia Amin (born 1971) is an Egyptian film director with a background in cartoon animation. After working as an illustrator and 2D animator, he moved to the feature film industry, working for 10 years as a visual effects director. THE FERRY marks his debut as a director.

    A true story about those who are less fortunate in their long search for peace in life, THE FERRY dives into the lives of millions who face the same s...

  • THUY
    AN-NYUNG THUY
    (THUY)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama and Thriller
    Directed by Jae-Han Kim _____ Jae-Han Kim (born 1981, South Korea) majored in film studies at Chung-Ang University. He has previously directed the short film IN YOUR ABSENCE.

    Thuy, a Vietnamese national, marries a Korean man, and is sincere to him and his parents while slowly adapting to life in a foreign country. One day, ...

  • THE WORLD OF GOOPI AND BAGHA
    GOOPI GAWAIYA BAGHA BAJAIYA
    (THE WORLD OF GOOPI AND BAGHA)
    Programme Cinema for Children
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Shilpa Ranade _____ Shilpa Ranade is an associate professor at IIT Bombay. She has been involved in making educational videos on social issues and teaching communication through graphic design to students of social sciences. Ranade completed her MPhil in animation from the Royal College of Art in London.

    Goopi, a singer, and Bagha, a drummer, are expelled from their villages, when their communities can no longer bear their out-of-tune music. The two bu...

  • A DREAM
    HULOM
    (A DREAM)
    Programme Gulf Voices
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Faisal Al-Duwaisan _____ Faisal Al-Duwaisan’s (born Kuwait) short film, DETERMINATION, participated at GFF 2008. He has an MFA and has attended workshops by director Mohammed Khan and actor Nour El-Sherif. He runs a photography company, eF-Agency.

    Amer has a dream that recurs every night. In the dream, his wife, Rana, is with a strange man. As Amer struggles to understand the meaning of his drea...

  • INSTANT MOMMY
    Programme Cinema of Asia Africa
    Genre Comedy and Drama
    Directed by Leo Abaya _____ Leo Abaya is a visual artist and award-winning production designer. His film credits include Chito Roño’s ITANONG MO SA BUWAN (1988), Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s MURO-AMI (1999) and Jeffrey Jeturian’s KUBRADOR (2006). INSTANT MOMMY is his debut as a screenwriter and director.

    In this hilarious comedy, Eugene Domingo plays Bechayda, who is in a long distance relationship with Kaoru, a Japanese man. Pregnant and in love, the ...

  • DON'T LEAVE ME
    LA TKHALEENY
    (DON'T LEAVE ME)
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Khalid Al Mahmood _____ Khalid Al Mahmood (born 1976, UAE) has made several short films and worked as a producer in the news centre at Abu Dhabi Media Company. He currently works freelance in video and film production.

    Layla and Aisha, in their early twenties, first met when they were at school. Layla is now on the verge of losing her eyesight while Aisha is on medic...

  • WALKING WITH DINOSAURS (3D)
    Programme Cinema for Children
    Genre Adventure, Family and Fantasy
    Directed by Barry Cook _____ Barry Cook is a veteran of film and animation with more than 30 years of experience. He started off his career in animation, working on films such as TRON (1982), THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) and ALADDIN (1992). Cook made his directorial debut with the CG short OFF HIS ROCKERS (1992) and his feature debut with MULAN (1998, International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award). , Neil Nightingale _____ Neil Nightingale leads the creative development of BBC Earth and is co-director of two features, including WALKING WITH DINOSAURS and ENCHANTED KINGDOM. He has also just completed, as executive producer, the landmark BBC TV series, Great Barrier Reef. Nightingale was previously head of the BBC Natural History Unit, responsible for major series including Planet Earth. <br />

    For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is the ...

  • THE RIVER
    EL OUED, EL OUED
    (THE RIVER)
    Programme Muhr Arab Documentary
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Abdenour Zahzah _____ Abdenour Zahzah has directed several documentaries since his first film FRANTZ FANON: MEMORIES FROM THE ASYLUM (2002), which was a tribute to the famous psychologist and philosopher Frantz Fanon. In 2010, he made his first short fiction GARAGOUZ (Special Jury Prize at DIFF).

    In Algerian, “el oued, l’oued” means along the river. From its sources in the peaks of the Atlas of Blida to the mouth in the Mediterranean, a few kil...

  • FISH & CAT
    MAHI VA GORBEH
    (FISH & CAT)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Crime, Drama and Psychodrama
    Directed by Shahram Mokri _____ Shahram Mokri (born 1977, Iran) started making short films in 2000. <br /> His debut feature film, ASHKAN, THE CHARMED RING AND OTHER STORIES, had its international premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2009. Mokri’s second feature, FISH & CAT, premiered at Venice and was awarded the Creativity in Content Prize. His shorts include ELECTRIC SHOCK AND FLY (2000) and DRAGONFLY STORM (2002).<br /><br />

    A group of students travel to a remote region to participate in a kite-flying event. Next to their camp by the lakeside, they find a restaurant with c...

  • THE RAILWAY MAN
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Biography and Drama
    Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky _____ Jonathan Teplitzky (born Australia) has directed numerous music videos, commercials and television series. His feature films include BETTER THAN SEX (2000), GETTIN' SQUARE (2003) and BURNING MAN (2011).

    Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on constructing the Thai-Burmese railway during the Second World War. His ex...

  • A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM
    Programme Cinema for Children
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Mark Cousins _____ Mark Cousins is a film writer, director and curator from Ireland. His acclaimed films have touched on Neo-Nazism, Mikhail Gorbachev, the first Gulf war and Iranian cinema. He is the former director of the Edinburgh Film Festival and has been a presenter for BBC. Cousins’ books (((Scene by Scene and (((The Story of Film have been well-received. He was also recently asked to be a consultant on the Martin Scorsese World Cinema Foundation.

    The world’s first movie about children in global cinema, A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM is a poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood. Looking at ...

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