European Film Screenings for October 27 and 27: Alentejo, Alentejo and One Million Dubliners

A look at when and where the films Alentejo, Alentejo and One Million Dubliners will screen in the UAE as part of the European Film Festival.
A scene from Alentejo. Courtesy European Film Screenings
A scene from Alentejo. Courtesy European Film Screenings

Alentejo, Alentejo (2014)

Director: Sérgio Tréfaut

Country: Portugal

Former journalist Tréfaut is now one of Portugal’s most successful documentary makers — his films have screened in over 40 countries. In Alentejo, Alentejo, the ­director travels to the Alentejo countryside in Southern Portugal to discover traditional Cante music and document the lives of its performers.

Tuesday October 27, 6pm, Novo Cinemas, WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi; Wednesday October 28, 6pm, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

One Million Dubliners (2014) Director: Aoife Kelleher Country: Ireland

The evening’s second screening sees Shane MacThomais, resident historian at Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery, ­unravel the unspoken stories of love, loss, ­redemption, emotion and history that he encounters every day.

Tuesday October 27, 8pm, Novo Cinemas, WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi; Wednesday October 28, 8pm, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

The details

The Emirati short The Journey (2012) by Hana Makki will show before the ­screenings. Tickets are available free from the cinemas on a first-come, first-served basis. The European Film Screenings continue until Friday October 30 in Abu Dhabi and Saturday October 31 in Dubai. Tickets are available free from the cinemas on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information, visit www.europeanfilmscreenings.com

Published: October 26, 2015 04:00 AM

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