Magazine article Variety

Miller, Powell Join Doha's Qumra Master Class Lineup

Magazine article Variety

Miller, Powell Join Doha's Qumra Master Class Lineup

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U.S. DIRECTOR BENNETT Miller ("Foxcatcher") and Oscar-winning British costume designer Sandy Powell ("The Aviator") have been recruited by the Doha Film Institute to give master classes and mentoring sessions during the Doha Film Institute's annual Qumra event which has also announced participating projects for the event which blends creative workshop and festival elements.

Miller and Powell will be joining join Andrey Zvyagintsev, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Gianfranco Rosi as 2018 Qumra Masters.

The 34 selected projects on display during Qumra - which will run in Doha March 9 to 14 - comprise titles likely to surface later this year on the festival circuit, such as "Weldi," about a Tunisian father coming to terms with his son joining Isis, directed by Tunisia's Mohamed Ben Attia, whose first feature "Hedi" made a splash at the 2016 Berlinale; "Late to Die Young" by Chile's Dominga Sotomayor ("Thursday Till Sunday," "Mar") ; and "The Load," which is set during the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia and is directed by Serbian director Ognjen Glavonic, whose "Depth Two" launched from the 2016 Berlinale Forum. …

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