No shortage of star wattage at MEIFF's end

Eva Green, Joseph Fiennes hitting red carpet in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- British actor Joseph Fiennes and "Casino Royale's" Eva Green will provide a little extra star power as the Middle East International Film Festival comes to a close Sunday.

The duo will be on the red carpet with a host of Arabic stars as well as Michael Gaston of closing-night film "Body of Lies," which is receiving its Middle East premiere here.

Following a gala awards ceremony that will see the winners of this year's Black Pearl Awards announced at a black-tie event, the second annual edition of the festival will close with an open-air party held on the lavish Emirates Palace terrace.

This year's fest, which featured such attendees as Susan Sarandon, Ben Kingsley, Meg Ryan, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, represented another step in its bid to rival its neighbor, the five-year-old Dubai International Film Festival.
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