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LONDON – Peter Ramsey‘s animation movie Rise of The Guardians 3D will close this year’s Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), the annual cultural event of the Doha Film Institute (DFI).
The movie is one of 39 titles from 30 countries selected by organizers to be part of this year’s contemporary world cinema and special screenings program during this year’s shindig.
Other titles programmed in the special screenings program include Toronto International Film Festival’s 2012 Audience Award winner, David O. Russell’s Silver Lining Playbook starring Robert De Niro, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths and the late Yash Chopra‘s parting gift to lovers of Bollywood cinema Till I Breath This Life.
The titles in the world and special screenings program are drawn from both established markets such as France, Germany, India, Iran, United Kingdom, China and the US and festival debutants including Kazakhstan, Senegal, Ethiopia and Iceland.
DTFF vice chair his excellency Issa Bin Mohammed Al-Mohannadi said: “The selection of films from around the world this year underlines our commitment to bringing the best of local, regional, and international cinema for our community. The films will also appeal to the multicultural population of Doha, further reiterating our mandate to create a truly community-centred festival.”
DTFF 2012 will also host complimentary beach screenings for the local community including the first title selected by Martin Scorsese for restoration by the World Cinema Foundation, Ahmed El Maanouni’s Trances.
Also beach side will be The Brave Hearted Will Take the Bride by Aditya Chopra, Guiseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso, Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Majid Majidi’s Children of Heaven (Iran).
Country selections vying for a place in the nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2013.
Titles are: Children of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Just the Wind (Hungary), Kon-Tiki (Norway), The Deep (Iceland), Myn Bala – Warriors of the Steppe (Kazakhstan) and White Tiger (Russia).
The section also includes works by filmmakers such as Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share, Matteo Garrone’s Reality and Markus Imhoof’s More Than Honey.
With an expanded Festival format this year, DTFF 2012 will showcase over 87 films from across the globe under distinct themed sections including Arab Film Competition, Made in Qatar, Contemporary World Cinema, Special Screenings and Tribute to Algerian Cinema.
The festival opens with Mira Nair‘s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
The DTFF runs Nov. 17 through 24 and 29 of the 39 titles will be Middle East and North Africa premieres for the movies, organizers said.
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