DIFF schedule: Sun. 14

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Critics’ choice

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 1

Inkheart: Cornelia Funke’s hugely popular children’s story brought to the big screen, starring Brendan Fraser as a man who can brings storybook characters to life. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this skill gets him into repeated spots of bother. Cinema for Children, 106 mins, 18.15, Souk Theatre

Machan: Cheerful tale about a group of impoverished friends from Sri Lanka who conspire to seek asylum in Germany by pretending to be a travelling handball team. Incredibly good fun. Cultural Bridge, 109 mins, 15.45, 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. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 91 mins, noon, MoE 4

Sea Point Days: Post-apartheid South Africa and as this revealing and compelling documentary reveals, social schisms and deep-rooted prejudices remain, despite ostensible freedom of society. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 94 mins, 21.00, MoE 9

The Blade: DIFF Lifetime Honoree Tsui Hark’s completely manic tale of honour and revenge and lots and lots of great fight scenes. Lifetime Achievement (Tsui Hark), 101 mins, noon, MoE 8

Young At Heart: Documentary about a group of pensioners in the US who perform a capella arrangements of rock classics. Unmissable. Rhythm and Rhymes, 108 mins, 20.00, DMC Amphitheatre

Also showing

A Climate For Crime: A Celebration of Indian Cinema, 115 mins, 21.30, Souk Theatre

Vacation: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 21.45, MoE 12

Adhen Dernier Maquis: Muhr Arab Awards, 93 mins, 21.30, MoE 2

After The War: Muhr Arab Awards, 82 mins, 21.00, MoE 4

Ballast: Cinema of the World, 96 mins, 15.15, MoE 7

Black Business: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 90 mins, 19.00, MoE 4

Eye Of The Sun: Arabian Nights, 90 mins, noon, MoE 5

Francaise: Muhr Arab Awards, 18.45, MoE 2

Forbidden Childhood: Cinema of the World, 92 mins, 15.30, MoE 6

Grandmother’s Flower: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 90 mins, 21.15, MoE 8

Hey Don’t Forget The Cumin/Samia: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 66 mins/46 mins 18.00, MoE 8

Idiots And Angels: Animation, 78 mins, 18.30, MoE 9

Kanchivaram:
A Celebration of Indian Cinema, 117 mins, 15.00, Souk Theatre

Kandisha: Arabian Nights, 100 mins, 12.15, MoE 6

Kissing Cousins: A Celebration of Indian Cinema, 98 mins, 12.15, MoE 1

Melodrama Habibi: Arabian Nights, 94 mins, 14.30, MoE 4

Muhr Arab Awards: Short Films 1 Three short movies: The North Road, Arafat And I and Winter’s Day Visits. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 80 mins, 18.45, MoE 6

Muhr Arab Awards: Short Films 2 Four short movies: Space Exodus, At Day’s End, Bint Mariam and Choosing Love. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 99 mins, 22.00, MoE 6

Muhr Arab Awards: Short Films 3 Five short movies: Souvenirs d’Algier, Borderline, Door, The Maid and Pummelo. Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 107 mins, 12.15, MoE 9

Native Dancer: Muhr Arab Awards, 87 mins, 15.30, MoE 9

Niloofar: Arabian Nights, 82 mins, 21.00, MoE 7

PA RA DA: Cultural Bridge, 100 mins, 20.00, Madinat Arena

Pranzo Di Ferragosto: In Focus, 80 mins, 15.30, MoE 2

Private File: Muhr Arab Awards, 61 mins, 17.00, MoE 4

Snow: Cinema of the World, 99 mins, 21.45, MoE 5

Stone Of Destiny: Cultural Bridge, 96 mins, 15.00, MoE 8

The Moon At The Bottom Of The Well: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 15.15, MoE 5

The Forgetten Woman: Muhr Africa Asia Awards, 90 mins, 18.15, MoE 7

Three Women: The Cinema of AsiaAfrica, 94 mins, 12.15, MoE 7

Twelve Monkeys: Lifetime Achievement (Terry Gilliam), 129 mins, 13.00, MoE 12

Under The Tree: The Cinema of AsiaAfrica, 104 mins, 18.45, MoE 5

Yes Madam, Sir: Cinema of the World, 95 mins, 18.45, MoE 12

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