The UAE Government Media Office, in cooperation with VICE Media’s creative content studio Virtue International, has launched a series of inspiring short films
Now in its 73rd year, the festival will see films hailing from Mexico to Australia competing for a coveted Golden Bear trophy that will be awarded by a jury chaired by US actor Kristen Stewart.
Excitement, glamour as the famous film festival reopens on Tuesday in the French city of Cannes, despite worries about the new virus variants, which are spreading fast across Europe.
"Bollywood is a very important window for the world to Indian cultural traditions," Sunjay Sudhir, India's ambassador to the UAE, said in Abu Dhabi.
Saleh Mohamed, Director-General of DCT Abu Dhabi, said, “We are pleased to host the IIFA Awards once again in Abu Dhabi since it marks a significant turning point for our dynamic entertainment calendar..."
The only Arab entry in competition follows Hamrouni, who drew international attention in 2016 for criticising Tunisian authorities for failing to stop one of her daughters from fleeing to Libya to join her sister in fighting for militant group.
The film, whose title translates in Hindi and Nigerian pidgin as ‘Hello trouble’, tells the tale of a Nigerian woman who falls in love with an Indian investment banker living in Lagos. The young couple face a series of challenges — including their families — to be together.
Indian-Nigerian restaurant owner Hamisha Daryani Ahuja gave up her long-running business to pursue her dream of making movies. Two years later, the 36-year-old will see her first feature film, the cross-cultural love story “Namaste Wahala,” debut on Valentine’s Day on Netflix.
The Venice film festival will present its coveted Golden Lion award on Saturday after a competition marked by facemasks and missing stars but billed as a relaunch of global cinema, bruised by the coronavirus crisis.