Brand new films starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Josh Hartnett, David Schwimmer and Philip Seymour Hoffman are on the cards for the seventh Dubai International Film Festival, providing for many a first and only look at the new crop of dramas, romantic comedies and thrillers from Hollywood.
Diff’s Cinema of the World programme, include three international premieres, five films never before screened in the Middle East, and three Gulf premieres.
|The Company Men|
The line-up begins on December 13 with the international premiere of John Wells’
The Company Men, stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner.
Sparkling new romantic comedy Morning Glory from Notting Hill director Roger Michell makes its premiere internationally at Diff on Dec. 17, with a second screening on Dec. 19. Starring Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams, the film is set in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television and follows hard-working TV producer McAdams.
Guy Moshe’s Bunraku¸ starring Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, and Demi Moore, makes its Middle East premiere at DIFF on Dec. 16. The martial arts-live action/animation hybrid is a wild, futuristic tale of obsessive revenge.
Former ‘Friends’ star turned director David Schwimmer brings sensitivity and restraint to Trust, a dark challenging drama. The film will make its Middle East premiere at DIFF on December 17.
Rural crime thriller Winter’s Bone, winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and recipient of seven Independent Spirit Award nominations, stars Jennifer Lawrence as a stoic teenager raising her siblings single-handedly. The film makes its GCC premiere on Dec. 13 and 14.
Marking its international premiere on Dec. 17 is Nick Simon’s Removal, the story of an overworked and over-medicated floor cleaning service employee. The film stars Kelly Brook and Emma Caulfield and both of them will be attending DIFF.
Actor/director Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Jack Goes Boating makes it’s Middle East premiere at DIFF on Dec. 14, with an additional screening on Dec. 18.