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The seventh edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will showcase the best of Mexican cinema as a tribute to the nation’s bicentennial, DIFF announced today although it did not list what moves would be screened. The move marks the first large-scale debut of its kind for Latin American cinema in the region.
The Festival’s annual ‘In Focus’ segment introduces regional audiences to the film, talent and narratives of nations with a history of excellence in cinema. With Mexico being responsible for some of Latin America’s best and most popular contemporary films, DIFF 2010’s In Focus: Mexico segment is expected to resonate not only with the region’s burgeoning Spanish-speaking population but with everyone who loves cinema.
Masoud Amralla Al Ali, artistic director of DIFF said “Mexican cinema has a celebrated history that is often overlooked today”.
“We believe that the diversity, innovation and energy of Mexican cinema will inspire emerging and established filmmakers in the region, and we hope this special section will build a lasting bond between the region’s Spanish-speaking community and the Festival.”
The seventh edition of DIFF will be held from December 12 to 19.