DIFF schedule: Sat. 13

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Critics’ choice

Appaloosa: Good old-fashioned Western shenanigans, directed by Ed Harris and starring crinkly old roué Jeremy Irons as a megalomaniac rancher terrorising the tiny town of Appaloosa. Cinema of the World, 114 mins, 15.45, MoE 2

Country Wedding: Hilarious hi-jinks in the wilds of Iceland as the wedding day from hell gets underway. Cinema of the World, 95 mins, 16.45, MoE 7

Idiots And Angels: Magically strange hand-drawn animation from one of America’s best animators, Bill Plympton. A dark, Kafka-esque tale of morality and redemption. Animation, 78 mins, 18.15, MoE 12

Muhr Africa Asia Awards: Short Films 3 Five more short movies: Ambulance, Young Blood, Everything Is OK, Chicken Rice Mystery and Bakhytzhamal. The second short films selection is, inexplicably, being shown on Monday. Don’t ask us why – we just work here. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 91 mins, 18.45, MoE 8

Muhr Africa Asia Awards: Short Films 3 Five more short movies: Ambulance, Young Blood, Everything Is OK, Chicken Rice Mystery and Bakhytzhamal. The second short films selection is, inexplicably, being shown on Monday. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 91 mins, noon, MoE 4

Nosferatu: The 1922 German Expressionist vampire classic gets an outdoor screening, accompanied by a live performance with theremin-wobbling goth rock outfit Belladonna. Rhythm and Reels, 82 mins, 20.00, DMC Amphitheatre

Pranzo Di Ferragosto: Superb comedy from Italy sees a hapless chap trapped into caring for his old mother and two aged, but feisty old dames in his apartment over a national holiday. In Focus, 80 mins, 16.30, MoE 9

Also showing

Aref Squared/Awaiting For Men: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 65 mins/56 mins, 15.00, MoE 8

Be Calm And Count To Seven: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 89 mins, 22.15, MoE 4

Chevolution: Cinema of the World, 86 mins, 19.15, MoE 9

Dawn Of The World: Muhr Arab Awards, 100 mins, 12.15, MoE 8

Genova: Cinema of the World, 108 mins, 14.15, MoE 9

Heaven On Earth: African Asia, 20.45, MoE 12

I Want To See: Muhr Arab Awards, 75 mins, 22.30, Souk Theathre

Il Divo: In Focus, 118 mins, 21.45, MoE 9

Kandisha: Arabian Nights, 100 mins, 18.45, MoE 7

Kanchivaram: A Celebration of Indian Cinema, 117 mins, 19.00, Souk Theatre

Life After The Fall: Muhr Arab Awards, 155 mins, 18.30, MoE 4

Little Senegal: Lifetime Achievement (Rachid Bouchareb), 98 mins, 14.00, MoE 7

Marina Of The Zabbaleen: Muhr Arab Awards, 70 mins, 15.30, MoE 6

Mascarades: Muhr Arab Awards, 92 mins, 19.00, MoE 2

Mia And The Migoo: Cinema for Children, 92 mins, 14.45, MoE 12

More Than Just A Game: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 90 mins, 16.00, MoE 8

Momma’s Man: Cinema of the World, 94 mins, 21.30, MoE 8

My Marlon And Brando: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 92 mins, 18.45, Ibn Battuta 9

My Secret Sky: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 89 mins, 21.00, MoE 5

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