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1 February - 9 FebruaryAED 52.50
The ninth FrancoFilm Festival, presented by the Embassies of France, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland as part of the Month of Francophonie (which promotes French language across the world), features ten days of francophone films at the Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi (where entrance is free) and Cinema Akil in Dubai (where normal admission charges apply). There are some very good films in the programme, which for this edition highlights Franco-Arab coproductions:
Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun) dir Eva Husson
Paris la blanche dir Lidia Terki
Hannah by Andrea Pallaoro
Volubilis dir Faouzi Bensaïdi
Dilili à Paris dir Michel Ocelot
L’apollon de Gaza (Apollo of Gaza) dir Nicolas Wadimoff
Seule à mon mariage (Alone at my wedding) dir Marta Bergman
Les rois mongols (Cross my heart) dir Luc Picard
La chasse aux fantômes (Ghost hunting) dir Raed Andoni
All non-English movies will have subtitles.