DIFF365 presents Emirati Director Abdulla Al Kaabi’s Film

DIFF365 PRESENTS ABDULLA AL KA ABI’S FILM ‘ONLY MEN GO TO THE GRAVE’

Buzzingtales has a date to keep on August 7th at VOX MOE for DIFF 365@VOX powered by du DIFF365@VOX powered by du continues its compelling and entertaining lineup of global independent cinema. This month it comes up with a film from the UAE, Abdulla Al Kaabi’s award winning debut feature “Only Men Go to the Grave”. Al Kaabi wrote and directed the compelling feature and went onto pickup Best Director in the Muhr Emirati Feature category in the prestigious Muhr Competition.

“Only Men Go to the Grave” will screen exclusively to DIFF 365@VOX at the dedicated theatre (cinema 9) at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai from 10th August until August 23rd 2017. Tickets are available online at the VOX website uae.voxcinemas.com and at the box office at VOX Cinemas Mall of the Emirates.

 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 14: Abdulla Al Kaabi with the Muhr Emirati Best Feature award for “Al-Rijal Faqat End Al-Dafn (Only Men Go To The Grave)” during the Muhr Awards on day eight of the 13th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 14, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF) *** Local Caption *** Abdulla Al Kaabi

The film enjoyed its world premiere at DIFF’s 13th edition screening to a sold out audience and receiving rave reviews from audience and critics alike. Emirati filmmaker Abdulla Al Kaabi wrote and directed the compelling feature and went onto pickup Best Director in the Muhr Emirati Feature category in the prestigious Muhr Competition.

This beautifully shot film is set straight after the Iraq-Iran war in 1988, and delves into the life of a blind mother who welcomes her estranged daughters to tell them a secret. Unfortunately, she accidentally dies while sharing it. During the funeral, the daughters try to deal with their mother’s sudden death and also work together to unveil her secret by looking for clues from visitors. Throughout the funeral, their own lives continue to unravel, giving room for buried family tensions to gradually surface, while struggling to deal with their own secrets and deep-rooted guilt. The daughters start to question everything about their mother’s life after a peculiar encounter…

“Only Men Go to the Grave” will screen exclusively to DIFF 365@VOX at the dedicated theatre (cinema 9) at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai from 10th August until August 23rd 2017. Tickets are available online at the VOX website uae.voxcinemas.com and at the box office at VOX Cinemas Mall of the Emirates.

The Festival returns this year from 6 – 13 December 2017. Students, media and industry professional planning to attend the DIFF this year are urged to register early at www.diff.ae, DIFF’s early bird packages are available until 1st October, 2017.

 

 

The Festival returns this year from 6 – 13 December 2017. Students, media and industry professional planning to attend the DIFF this year are urged to register early at www.diff.ae, DIFF’s early bird packages are available until 1st October, 2017.

 

Minakhee Mishra

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