Films I watched at Dubai International Film Festival 2015


The Assasin


Here's the list (and ratings) of films I watched at the Dubai International Film Festival. I watched 28 films (including 6 shorts). Expect a detailed post reviewing some of the films I watched and overall thoughts on this year's edition of the festival.

★★★★★ - The films I loved
The Assassin (Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) 

★★★★ - The films I liked a lot
As I Open My Eyes (Leyla Bouzid) 
Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 
The Clan (Pablo Trapero)
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) 
The High Sun (Dalibor Matanic)
Paulina (Santiago Mitre)
Rams (Grímur Hákonarson)
Room (Lenny Abrahamson) 

★★★ - The films I liked
Francophonia (Alexander Sokurov) 
Home Care (Slávek Horák)
The Man Who Became a Horse (Amir Hossein Saghafi) 
Mountain Cry (Larry Yang) 
Song of Lahore (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken)
Yallah! Undergound (Farid Eslam)
Zinzana (Majid Al Ansari)

★★ - The films I didn't like
Blind Sun (Joyce A. Nashawati) 
Recollection (Kamal Aljafari)
Starve Your Dog (Hicham Lasri) 
Twilight of Shadow (Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina) 
Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) 

Short Films:
Ave Maria (Basil Khalil) 
Aya Goes to the Beach (Maryam Touzani) 
Hajwalah (Rana Jarbou)

Beshkara (Abdulrahman Al Madani) 
In The Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain (Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind) 
Waves 98 (Ely Dagher)