Magazine article Screen International

Luc Besson's the Lady to Close Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Luc Besson's the Lady to Close Doha Tribeca Film Festival

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The Contemporary World Cinema programme for the third edition of the DTFF includes Pawel Pawlikowski's Woman In The Fifth and Mika Kaurismaki's Mama Africa.

Luc Besson's The Lady is to close the third Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), which runs Oct 25-29.

It will be the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) premiere of the film, which tells the real life story of Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi's marriage to writer-academic Michael Aris as she fights against governmental oppression.

Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, William Hope and Sahajak Boonthanakit star in the film, which world premiered in Toronto. The festival opens with Black Gold.

The DTFF's Contemporary World Cinema programme has also been unveiled, with competition titles including Pawel Pawlikowski's The Woman In The Fifth, Mika Kaurismäki's Mama Africa, Victor Kossakovsky's and ¡Vivan las antípodas!.

Several of the competition titles have been nominated as official country submissions for this year's Foreign Language Oscar category including Michae?l R. Roskam's domestic box-office smash Bullhead (Belgium); Valérie Donzelli's critically acclaimed autobiographical drama Declaration of War (France); and Nadine Labaki's touching comedy-drama Where Do We Go Now? (Lebanon).

First time feature film-makers to have their works showcased will include Hernán Belón's In the Open and Tolga Karaçelik's Toll Booth.

Michel Hazanavicius'The Artist, Yasemin ?amdereli's directorial feature film debutAlmanya - Welcome To Germany and Takashi Shimizu's Japanese 3D horror-comedy Tormented will also feature. …

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