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Screening on 22nd December 2015

Dearest is a 2014 Chinese-language film directed by Peter Chan on kidnapping in China, based on a true story, starring Zhao Wei, Huang Bo, Tong Dawei, Hao Lei, Zhang Yi and Zhang Yuqi. It’s a story centered around a couple living in a remote village and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

A film by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Rating: G
Runtime: 2 hrs 8 mins
Language: Chinese (with English subtitles)


  • WINNER { Hong Kong Film Award } – Hong Kong Film Awards 2015
  • WINNER { China Film Media Award } – Chinese Film Media Awards 2015


Screening on 23rd December 2015

Omar, a young baker, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to visit his secret love, Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither love nor clear-cut war. Omar is suddenly transformed into a freedom fighter. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his long-term friendship with Amjad and Tarek and Omar’s feelings are soon as torn as the Palestinian landscape. However, it’s evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia. The festival welcomes back Hany Abu Assad, the only director to open DIFF on two occasions. Abu Assad’s PARADISE NOW was the opening film at DIFF 2005.

A film by Hany Abu-Assad
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 36mins
Language: Arabic, Hebrew (with English subtitles)


  • NOMINATED  { Best Foreign Language Film of the Year } – Academy Awards 2014
  • WINNER { Best Film } – Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013
  • WINNER { NETPAC Award } – Asian Film Critics Association Awards 2014
  • WINNER { Un Certain Regard – Special Jury Prize } – Cannes Film Festival 2013
  • WINNER { Muhr Arab Award } – Dubai International Film Festival 2013

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Up next: 'Dearest' directed by Peter Chan - a kidnapping tale based on a true riveting story. Catch the screening on the 22nd of December 2015.

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Join the founder of The Scene Club, CEO of D-Seven motion pictures and UAE's first female film producer Nayla Al Khaja, with internationally acclaimed TV broadcaster and author, Riz Khan for a live conversation about all-things-film.

When: 25th Nov 2015
Where: Capital Club, DIFC
Time: 6:00 PM
Tickets: AED 100 for Capital Club members and AED 130 for guests.

Event organized by Capital Club.
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