The film A Separation won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as well as a whole tranche of film prizes for best actress, best actor and best film. While the film is set in contemporary Iran, the issues the film deals with will resonate with a variety of cultures and families in Dubai, all ..Continue Reading
Welcome to DoinDubai's section on ART and CINEMA. You won't read about mainstream movies here, but you will read about top picks from Dubai's well established Film Festival that happens in December every year with red carpet galas held at the Madinat Jumeirah. It's a fabulous festival and well worth booking tickets for. ART Dubai is also now well established on the Dubai's event calendar and is now a well attended international show with something for everyone. DoinDubai has a special interest is Bollywood movies so you will find reviews of some of the more unusual offerings from India that I think have universal appeal. A great idea to see some of these when the weather is hot!
“It’s Art Jim, but not as we know it !” I went to the preview of Art Dubai 2012 at the Madinat Jumeirah last night (20th of March) and was hugely impressed by the variety of art on display from around the world. 75 galleries exhibited from 32 different countries and most things were for sale from ..Continue Reading
Kahani has captured Kolkatta (Calcutta) correctly in showing it to be a crowded, bustling, busy city that takes the festival of Durga Puja very seriously. The plot begins promisingly and immediately we are plunged into the mystery of what has happened to our unlikely heroine’s (Vidya Balan) husband. He seems just to have disappeared somewhere in the vicinity ..Continue Reading
And my favourites from the Dubai Film Festival were : The Descendants It was difficult to categorise this film, yes it was funny in a cool way, but a key part of the plot is mum lying in a coma, the film doesn’t dwell at all on the issues surrounding the need to turn off the machines keeping ..Continue Reading
For one week Dubai plays host to a fantastic International Film Festival. This year the date’s are from the 7th to the 14th of December. There are in total 171 films from 56 countries. 46 are World Premieres. There is a Cinema of the World section and a funky Midnight Mayhem selection of late night ..Continue Reading