Nine opens DIFF

The much-awaited musical kicks off Dubai International Film Festival 2009

Rob Marshall's Nine, a sumptuous multi-layered adaptation of the popular stage play will open the 6th edition of the week-long Festival on December 9. Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson and Sophia Loren, the film depicts the midlife crisis of a director struggling with creativity which leads him into a series of complicated romantic entanglements- including his wife, his mistress and his muse. The acclaimed director of Chicago (winner of six Oscars including Best Pictureand Memoirs of a Geisha, Marshall is scheduled to direct the next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.  
Joining the opening film are some of the finest and eagerly awaited movies including world premiere of City of Life, the first multilingual Emirati film by Ali F Mostafa; young Indian superstar Ranbir Kapoor's Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year world premiere and Hollywood's spellbinding sensation from Titanic director James Cameron - Avatar.

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