Dubai festival lineup

Highlights from the list

Opening Gala

“Michael Clayton,” Tony Gilroy (U.S.)

Cinema for Children Gala

“Bee Movie,” Steve Hickner (U.S.)

Arabian Nights Gala

“Whatever Lola Wants,” Nabil Ayouch (Canada-France)

Indian Cinema Gala

“Aids Jaago” Mira Nair (India)

Cultural Bridge Gala

“The Edge of Heaven” Fatih Akin (Germany-Turkey)

Cinema of the World Gala

“The Darjeeling Limited” Wes Anderson (U.S.)

Closing Gala

Surprise film

Muhr Awards for Excellence in Arab Cinema

Feature competition

“Burned Hearts,” Ahmed al Maanouni (Morocco)

“Captain Abu Raed,” Amin Matalga (Jordan)

“Falling From Earth,” Chadi Zeineddine (Lebanon-France)

“Girls,” Amr Bayoumi (Egypt)

“In the Heliopolis Flat,” Mohamed Khan (Egypt)

“Khalass,” Bourhane Alaouieh (Lebanon-Belgium-France)

“La maison jaune” (The yellow house), Amor Hakkar (France-Algeria)

“Making Off,” Nouri Bouzid (Tunisia)

“Out of Coverage,” Abdellatif Abdelhamid (Syria)

“The Secret of the Grain,” Abdel Kechiche (France)

“Seventh Heaven,” Saad Hendawy (Egypt)

“Under the Bombs,” Philippe Aractingi (France-Lebanon)

Documentary competition

“And I Saw Stars,” Hichem Ben Ammar (Tunisia)

“The Colour of Sacrifice,” Mourad Boucif (Belgium-Morocco)

“Full Bloom,” Sandra Madi (Jordan)

“www.Gilgamesh.21,” Tariq Hashim (Iraq-Denmark)

“Made in Egypt,” Karim Goury (France-Egypt)

“Maria’s Grotto,” Buthina Canaan Khoury (Palestinian territory)

“Soy Palestino,” Osama Qashoo (Palestinian territory-U.K.-Cuba)

“Recycle,” Mahmoud al Massad (Jordan-U.S.-Germany)

“Shadow of Absence,” Nassri Hajjaj (Palestinian territory-Tunisia)

“33 Days,” May Masri (Lebanon)

“Six Ordinary Stories,” Meyar Al Roumyi (France-Syria)

“Words in the Wake of War,” Anouar Brahem (Tunisia)

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