Magazine article Screen International

DIFF to Open with 'Miss Sloane', Close with 'Rogue One'

Magazine article Screen International

DIFF to Open with 'Miss Sloane', Close with 'Rogue One'

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Starring Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane revolves around a ruthless lobbyist in Washington DC. Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, opens in UAE theatres on December 15.

Celebrating its 13th edition this year, DIFF will screen 156 films from 55 countries, including 57 world and international premieres, 73 MENA premieres, 12 Middle East premieres and 9 GCC premieres.

Red carpet galas at DIFF include the world premiere of Aditya Chopra's Befikre; Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk; Swallows And Amazons, Emirati director Ali F. Mostafa's third feature The Worthy; and Lone Scherfig's romantic comedy Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and Sam Claflin.

DIFF's Beach Screenings include Jordan Robert's Burn Your Maps, starring Vera Farmiga and Jacob Tremblay; Michaël Dudok de Wit's award-winning animation The Red Turtle; and Peter Chelsom's romantic sci-fidrama The Space Between Us, starring Asa Butterfield and Gary Oldman. …

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