The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) is geared up to take place between 13 October to 22 October. This year the festival celebrates its fifth anniversary and will screen more than 200 feature and short films by established as well as emerging filmmakers representing 40 countries. Eight feature films will have their world premieres and […]
This year the festival celebrates its fifth anniversary and will screen more than 200 feature and short films by established as well as emerging filmmakers representing 40 countries.
Eight feature films will have their world premieres and six will celebrate their international premieres at the festival. The films that will be screened this year ADFF include:
Bobby Fischer Against the World: To many, Bobby Fischer will always be the worlds greatest chess player, but his talent is often overshadowed by his sensational legacy. Academy Award nominated American director Liz Garbus chronicles Fischers journey from child prodigy to global superstar and finally to bitter recluse as a captivating walk along the tightrope between genius and madness.
A Separation: Loyalty, truth and honor are the issues in this absolutely gripping family drama by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. It premiered at Berlin, where it was named Best Film and its ensemble cast received both the major acting prizes a sweep no previous Iranian film has ever earned at a Western film festival.
The Yellow Sea: South Korean director Na Hong-jin elevates the action genre to the level of epic tragedy with this film. Gu-nam is a cab driver who leads a pitiful life near the China-Korea border. His wife crosses over to South Korea, but he does not hear from her even after six months. One day Gu-nam meets a contract killer who offers to turn his life around and reunite him with his wife all for a price of one hit.