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Dublin Arabic Film Festival
Irish Film Institute (IFI), Friday 6th October - Sunday 8th October 2017
Oscar nominated film maker, Jim Sheridan and Festival Director Zahara Moufid’s fourth Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF) will open on Friday, October 6 th at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in Dublin’s Temple Bar. The festival, which has been developed in partnership with the IFI, is presented by Dubai Duty Free and will include seven films, five of which will be shown at the IFI from Friday, 6 th October. Films showing over the festival at the IFI include the opening film Solitaire – a critically acclaimed Lebanese/ Syrian comedy of manners directed by Sophie Boutros.
Tramontane and Gaza Surf Club will be shown on Saturday, 7th of October while Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim and Beauty and the Dogs will be shown on Sunday the 8th October. The Chester Beatty Library at Dublin Castle will also screen two movies, Adieu Mères (Goodbye Mothers) and Ymma (Mother).
The festival has had great success since its inception in 2014 when movie great Omar Sharif opened the festival. Since then it has attracted movie fans, directors and actors from all over the world including Dubai, Egypt and Morocco. Last year, the opening night was attended by U2’s The Edge, actress Amy Huberman, the US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, and ambassadors from several Arab countries.
- Friday 6th October - Sunday 8th October 2017
- Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Ireland