Dubai Film Festival to start on 12 December

MUMBAI: For its seventh edition, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will feature diverse genres, geographies and subjects to offer a powerful range of biopics, horror, adventure, comedy and drama.

This year’s festival will be highlighted with the screening of Academy Award-winning British director Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours that will be the opening film of the festival on 12 December. 

The film is about a solo mountain climber who is forced to make tough decisions after being trapped under a boulder in Utah is among this year’s highlights. The Oscar-tipped film will open the festival.

Swedish mystery psycho-thriller Corridor, about a medical student whose peaceful life becomes jeopardized when he meets the girl upstairs and Mexican director Alejandro González I?árritu and the Javier Bardem-starrer Biutiful would also be screened.

The festival closes on 19 December.

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