European films to be shown in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for free this week
Film buffs are in for a treat as the European Film Screenings hits the capital and Dubai next week, with movies from across the continent.
The second edition of the event, which is free to attend, will showcase 18 films from 18 European countries.
An Emirati short film will run before each of the European films, with seven local films scheduled, including Sarab (2014), Once (2012), Sabeel (2010) and The Intruder (2011).
Expressing his delight to have EFS in the UAE for the second year in a row, Patrizio Fondi, ambassador of the EU delegation to the UAE, said: “During 10 days, viewers will be able to choose from a wide range of recent, diverse and exciting European films from different countries.
“These will be accompanied by short films from the UAE: a beautiful way of creating a dialogue between cultures through the universal language of films.”
The films, he said, showed how Europe was united in its diversity, being from different countries, in a variety of languages, and yet still distinctly European.
The European offerings include Terraferma, an award-winning drama from Italy directed by Emanuele Crialese that premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Details