Mumbai: Nicholas Jarecki's Arbitrage, that stars Richard
Gere and Nate Parker, will open this year's Abu Dhabi
Film Festival that runs from 11 to 20 October. The film,
brought to the screen by Saudi film producer Mohammed
Al Turki, is a thriller set against the backdrop of
hedge fund manipulation.
Turki, Jarecki, Gere and Parker are all expected to
be on hand for the red carpet event to herald the start
of the festival, organizers said.
in its sixth year, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival will
be staged at the Emirates Palace Hotel, one of Abu Dhabi's
landmarks.?The festival aims to position the emirate
event as a showcase for Arab cinema and a way of supporting
emerging and established Arabic filmmakers.
Dhabi will once again be the center of attention for
filmmakers and cinema lovers in the region and for followers
of Arab cinema around the world," said festival
director Ali Al Jabri.
is the first year the Abu Dhabi Film Festival will be
presented under the management of twofour54 as part
of the plan to strategically align the festival alongside
Abu Dhabi's other media initiatives and related events
that will reinforce Abu Dhabi as a creative hub for
year's festival includes a special program of Algerian
films to mark the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence.