European Film Screenings for October 25 and 26: Oki – In the Middle of the Ocean and Therapy for a Vampire

A look at a film from Latvia and a horror-comedy – a co-production between Austria and Switzerland – that will screen in the UAE as part of the European Film Festival.

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Oki – In the Middle of the Ocean (2014)

Director: Maris Martinsons

Country: Latvia

Unemployed Rob becomes obsessed with Oki, a strange Japanese woman who is constantly moving house. In the course of investigating her story, Rob and his housemate, Wylie, are forced to face Oki’s dark past – as well as their own. Director Martinsons is credited with making Latvia’s first independent music video in 1989.

• Sunday, October 25, 6pm, Novo Cinemas, WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi; Monday, October 26, 6pm, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

Therapy for a Vampire (2014)

Director: David Rühm

Country: Austria and Switzerland

This is an imaginative, 20th-century retelling of the Dracula legend, in which the ubiquitous count seeks help from Sigmund Freud after growing tired of his immortality. The count is introduced to a painter and his girlfriend, Lucy, as part of his therapy.

• Sunday, October 25, 8pm, Novo Cinemas, WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi; Monday, October 26, 8pm, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

The Emirati short Sabeel (2010) by Khalid Al Mahmood will show before the screenings. Tickets are available free from the cinemas on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.europeanfilmscreenings.com