If you consider yourself to be something of a film buff, but think the Dubai International Film Festival is just a tad too short, then you’re in luck.
DIFF has partnered with Vox Cinemas and du to make the film festival experience available year-round.
DIFF 365@Vox powered by du will be screening some of the most culturally important and critically acclaimed films created in recent years. You’re not going to be finding the latest superhero movie here, these films have been created to highlight various global socio-political issues. No more so is that prevalent than in the opening title being run by DIFF between Thursday April 20 and Thursday May 4: I, Daniel Blake.
Created by legendary director Ken Loach, I, Daniel Blake is a gritty tale of impoverished Britain, in which a widowed carpenter recovering from a heart attack is forced to rely on welfare income, and battles against the State’s attempts to revoke his right to claim benefit. The movie won Best British Film at the BAFTAs this year.
In May, the opening movie will be Indian comedy drama Mukti Bhawan, a tale of life and relationships designed to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure.
Other titles being screened this year include Django, the story of French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and his experiences attempting survival in German-occupied Paris in the 1940s; and Maudie, the tale of Canadian artist Maud Lewis who overcame physical disability to become one of the country’s most famous folk artists.
DIFF 365@Vox powered by du wants to screen films that will challenge audiences’ perception, entertain and expand perspectives. Screenings will be ongoing throughout 2017 at Vox Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
Ongoing. Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, www.voxcinemas.com.