Dubai Festival Adds Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman Films to Lineup

Bill Murray in 'St. Vincent'

'St. Vincent' and 'Boychoir' join an international selection at the upcoming Middle East festival

St. Vincent, the comedy that helped spark a "Bill Murray Day" in Toronto, and Boychoir, in which Dustin Hoffman plays a demanding choirmaster, have joined the international lineup of films set for the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival.

The films were announced on Wednesday for the festival’s Cinema of the World section, alongside Xavier Beauvois’ comedy The Price of Fame, Cannes’ Un Certain Regard jury prize winner Force Majeure by Ruben Ostlund, Christian Petzold’s post-WWII drama Phoenix and Tigers by Danis Tanovic, who won the Oscar for No Man’s Land in 2001.

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Also joining the list are Chinese box-office hit Dearest by Peter Ho-sun Chan, French house-music love letter Eden, Sergei Loznitsa’s Ukrainian uprising doc Maidan, Soviet ice hockey doc Red Army by Gabe Polsky and comedy Meet the Patels, which won the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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As previously announced, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Wild and Escobar: Paradise Lost will also be appearing on the schedule for the festival, due to kick off Dec. 10 and running through Dec. 17.

Early in the week, organizers unveiled the lineup of films from the Middle East. The festival's Gulf Voices section will include Compulsory and Bus 321 from Saudi Arabia, Central Market from Bahrain, Kuwait features The Carpet and Falafel Cart, Tomorrow from the United Arab Emiates, Kurdish drama A Long Night and Hassan in Wonderland from Iraq.