Sunday, December 12, 2010

DIFF 2010 Box Office offers genre-specific ticket packages

Dubai, UAE; December 12, 2010: The seventh Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) box office is offering ticket packages across six genres – Cultural Bridge, Documentary films, Comedy films, Family films, Experimental/Cutting Edge films, and Travelogue/Exploring new worlds - that add to the convenience of movie lovers.

Shivani Pandya, DIFF Managing Director, said: “The DIFF Box Office is gaining good response from movie lovers, who are offered the opportunity to watch never-before-seen films at the festival. The introduction of the special genre-specific ticket packages will help audiences to make their selection easily, as well as plan their schedules conveniently.”  

A special box office ticket package has been tailored for DIFF’s thought-provoking Cultural Bridge segment (for viewers 15 and above), screening at Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates. It comprises Kaouther Ben Hania’s Les Imams Vont A L’Ecole (Imams Go To School) (Dec. 13, 6.30pm); Ebrahim Saeedi’s Mandoo (Dec. 15, 10.15pm); and Ashvin Kumar’s Inshallah, Football (Dec. 18, 4.00pm).

Another combo offers movie lovers to watch the much-awaited films -  Byamba Sakhya’s Khusel Shunal (Passion) (Dec. 13, 6.45pm); Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru’s Shorr (Noise) (Dec. 18, 12.15pm) at Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates; and Mohammed Al Hushki’s Mudon Al Tranzit (Transit Cities) (Dec. 14, 7.15pm) at the First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah.

Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates will be reeling in reality fans for DIFF’s Documentary package. Fans can enjoy the selection from Tamra Davis’ Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Dec. 13, 7.30pm); Dominique C. Mollard’s Adrift: People of a Lesser God (Dec. 15, 7.00pm); and Kazuhiro Soda’s Peace (Dec. 17, 4.15pm).

Featuring movies that tickle the funny bone, DIFF’s comedy package includes Wi Ding Ho’s Pinoy Sunday (Dec. 16, 9.30pm); Meng Zhang’s The Piano in a Factory (Dec. 18, 12:00pm) at Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates; and Roger Michell’s Morning Glory (Dec. 17, 7.15pm) at the First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah.

It is fun time for the entire family with the special package of tickets for Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Nutcracker in 3D (Dec. 17, 3.00pm) at the Madinat Arena, and Katrina Launing and Roar Uthaug’s Julenatt I Blafjell (Magic Silver) (Dec. 18, 3.00pm) at Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates.
Films that challenge the cultural norm are part of the Experimental/Cutting Edge package, encompassing Mahmoud Al Massad’s Hathihi Swrati Wa Ana Mayet (This is My Picture When I Was Dead) (Dec. 14, 10.00pm); Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) (Dec. 15, 9.45pm); and John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses (Dec. 18, 1.30pm), at Cinestar, Mall of the Emirates.

DIFF 2010 box office locations are: Cinestar Mall of the Emirates, Madinat Souk, the CNN Building in Dubai Media City and The Walk at JBR. Tickets can also be purchased through DIFF’s Dial-a-Ticket service at (04) 391 3378 and from the website

The seventh edition of Dubai International Film Festival 2010 is held until Dec. 19 in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. 

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