More movies added to Diff world programme

James Vanderbilt’s Truth, tells the story of CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who ultimately lost his job following his investigation into then-president Bush’s avoidance of military service in Vietnam. Courtesy DIFF
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The Dubai International Film Festival has announced a further 11 movies for its Cinema of the World Programme at this December’s festival. Highlights include movies featuring top directors and actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Robert Redford, Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett. Films from Pakistan, South Africa, Argentina, Romania, UK, USA, Australia and Russia have been added to the line-up.

Movies to watch out for include James Vanderbilt's Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, which tells the story of CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who ultimately lost his job following his investigation into then-president Bush's avoidance of military service in Vietnam. Argentinian Venice Silver Lion winner, The Clan, tells the true story of a family in the seventies whose livelihood revolves around kidnapping and extortion, while Sarah Gavorn's Suffragette, starring Helena Bonham Carter, tells the story of the Women's Social and Political Union, who helped to shape British history by fighting for votes for women in the early 20th century.

Masoud Amralla Al Ali, DIFF’s Director, commented: “The Cinema of The World programme continues to connect audiences with the widest choice of world cinema and serves as a great showcase of the very best actors, directors, writers and producers working in the industry today. The slate this year will surprise, enthral and delight UAE audiences with its compelling mixture of subjects and locations and will give us extraordinary vistas of the world around us.”

For full up to date details of the latest screenings, ticket information and more, visit www.dubaifilmfest.com.