UAE Pavilion, Cannes Film Festival, 17 May 2013: Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa, famed for the award winning 2009 film, ‘City of Life’, today announced his new feature film, ‘A to B’, a heart-wrenching, yet […]
By Alma Kadragic
It may seem as if the UAE’s film festival season just ended, but in fact it has already started again.
For the second year in a row, the recent Heritage Film Festival was held outdoors at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village on the Breakwater. It is the first open-air film festival in the UAE and is sponsored by the Goethe Institut Gulf Region, the German Embassy, and the Swiss Embassy. Local partners include the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi Film Commission with HCT and Zayed University.
Video director Sonya Edelman asked me to join her on a more then unusual project. We were to create ‘Poetry Videos’. Our talent: Bahareh. The first meeting was an intriguing one. It started off pleasantly […]