DIFF schedule: Fri 12

Make the most of Dubai International Film Festival and head to a movie screening.

Critics’ choice

The Story Of Mr. Sorry: Completely bonkers animation from South Korea about an earwax-remover who crawls into his clients’ ears. We didn’t know animation in South Korea was in such rude health. Animation, 64 mins, 14.30, MoE 6

Salamandra: A young boy has a hard time figuring out the strange world around him, in this superb, weird South American tale. Cinema of the World, 91 mins, 15.45, MoE 5

Country Wedding: Hilarious hi-jinks in the wilds of Iceland as the wedding day from hell gets underway. Cinema of the World, 95 mins, 16.30, MoE 6

Peace Mission: Have you heard of ‘Nollywood’? Us neither. But this brilliant documentary on the ramshackle, yet thriving movie industry in Nigeria is off-beat, colourful and much fun. The Cinema of Asia/Africa, 80 mins, 18.45, MoE 4

Australia: Baz Luhrmann’s epic, expansive romance, long-awaited and positively tipped for greatness. Cinema of the World, 170 mins, 20.00, Madinat Arena

Gulf Voices, Short Films:
Ten short films from across the Gulf, including the satire of Terrorism-Tourism, tense drama in The Rescue and a young boy’s farewell to his grandmother in Bint Al Nokhitha. Gulf Voices, 130 mins, 21.30, MoE 6

Also showing

Ballast: Cinema of the World, 96 mins, 21.45, MoE 5

Brazil: Lifetime Achievement, Terry Gilliam. 142 mins, 15.15, MoE 2

Cheb Lifetime Achievement: Rachid Bouchareb. 82 mins, 12.15, MoE 6

Chevolution: Cinema of the World, 86 mins, 15.45, MoE 9

China Is Still Far: Muhr Arab Awards, 120 mins, 15.30, MoE 4

Dawn Of The World: Muhr Arab Awards, 100 mins, 21.45, MoE 2

Days Of Boredom: Muhr Arab Awards, 96 mins, 18.45, MoE 2

Eye Of The Sun: Arabian Nights, 90 mins, 19.00, MoE 7

Forbidden Childhood: Arabian Nights, 92 mins, 18.45, MoE 6

II Divo: In Focus, 118 mins, 12.15, MoE 2

Kissing Cousins: A Celebration of Indian Cinema, 98 mins, 22.00, MoE 8

Largo Winch: Cinema of the World, 108 mins, 20.30, Souk Theatre

Love And Other Crimes: Cinema of the World, 105 mins, 13.00, MoE 4

Machan: Cultral Bridge, 109 mins, 18.45, MoE 12

Momma’s Man: Cinema of the World, 94 mins, 13.00, MoE 9

Muhr Africa Asia Awards: Short Films 1: A selection of four films for this short move collection: 35 Meters From The Water, Downstairs, Jesus And The Giant and The Woman Who Is Beating The Earth. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 87 mins, noon, MoE 8

Open Shutters Iraq: Muhr Arab Awards, 102 mins, 18.30, MoE 9

Return To Hansala: Cultral Bridge, 95 mins, 15.45, MoE 12

River People: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 88 mins, 21.30, MoE 4

Shanghai Blues: Lifetime Achievement Tsui Hark. 103 mins, 12.30, MoE 5

Slingshot Hip Hop: Rhythm and Reels: 83 mins, 20.00, DMC Amphitheatre

Stone Of Destiny: Cultural Bridge, 96 mins, 13.00, MoE 7

The Last Thakur: The Cinema of AsiaAfrica, 80 mins, 21.45, MoE 9

The Moon At The Bottom Of The Well: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 121 mins, 18.30, MoE 5

The One Man Village: Muhr Arab Awards, 86 mins, 19.00, MoE 8

The Seven Of Daran: Cinema for Children, 86 mins, 15.30, Madinat Arena

Three Monkeys: The Cinema of AsiaAfrica, 109 mins, 21.30, MoE 12

Three Women: The Cinema of AsiaAfrica, 94 mins, 22.00, MoE 7

Tulpan: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 100 mins, 15.45, MoE 7

Valentino: The Last Emperor: Cinema of the World, 96 mins, 14.45, Souk Theatre

Yes Madam, Sir: Cinema of the World, 95 mins, 12.30, MoE 12

Zimbabwe: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 82 mins, 16.30, MoE 8

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January

The beachside dining spot is celebrating international coffee day at its brand-new branch

Feeling the pinch? Fear not. We've got 16 weekend feasts for under Dhs300 for you

Black Coffee and Themba will hit the decks on Friday September 28

You’ll get a complimentary vegetarian dim sum basket on October 1

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

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