Film Screenings - Abu Dhabi Film Festival at The Space in February
Abu Dhabi Film Festival has partnered up with The Space to screen films shown previously at the film festival. The first series will feature films that have received an Oscar (wins or nominations) for Best Foreign Films.
The initiative is part of ADFF's continued efforts to showcase highlights of the festival to the community as part of its commitment to a greater selection of screenings and activities in Abu Dhabi throughout the year. ADFF at The Space aims to facilitate and encourage the increasingly active conversation among filmmakers, supporters, patrons and enthusiasts across Abu Dhabi, who are central to the exciting growth of the local film culture.
Here's the line up for February. If you live in Abu Dhabi, lucky you.
Monday, 3rd February 2014
Pina by Wim Wenders (Germany, 2011)
12+ | 103 minutes | English Subtitles
Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Wim Wenders' Pina is homage to late choreographer Pina Bausch (1940-2009), a leading influence in the development of the Tanztheater style of dance. Bausch was the artistic head of Tanztheater Wuppertal, a German group that fuses modern dance with theatrical flourishes into a kind of hybrid art form.
Monday, 10th February 2014
Incendies (Scorched), by Denis Villeneuve (Canada, France 2010)
18+ | 130 minutes | English Subtitles
Sometimes it's better not to know. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Denis Villeneuve's Incendies is adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play. A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.
Monday, 17th February 2014
A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin), by Asghar Farhadi (Iran, 2011)
12+ | 123 minutes | English Subtitles
Asghar Farhadi's A Separation earned the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Nader and Simin argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimers. However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter.
Monday, 24th February 2014
The Broken Circle Breakdown, by Felix van Groeningen(Belgium, 2012)
18+ | 110 minutes | English Subtitles
Felix Van Groeningen's 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' is based on the stage play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels and is currently nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This heartfelt drama charts the love story between Elise, who owns her own tattoo shop, and Didier, who plays the banjo in a Flemish bluegrass band both of whom find their love tested to the limits.