Contemporary World Cinema, Special Screenings announced

The fourth installment of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, which will light up Qatar’s capital and largest city from Nov. 17-24, will feature 39 films from 30 different nations in its Contemporary World Cinema and Special Screenings sections, fest execs announced Friday.

All but one of the films will be making its Middle East and North African regional debut at the fest. Pics come from established and emerging movie markets alike, with selections from Senegal, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia in the lineup, along with offerings from Iran, India, the U.S. and the U.K.

Special screenings will include David O. Russell’s “Silver Lining Playbook,” toplined by Robert De Niro and winner of the 2012 Toronto Film Fest’s Audience Award, as well as Martin McDonagh’s “Seven Psychopaths” and the Bollywood pic “Till I Breathe This Life” from late helmer Yash Chopra.

Contemporary World selections include Malik Bendjelloul’s docu “Searching for Sugar Ma,” Michael Singh’s “Valentino’s Ghost,” and Dominga Sotomayor’s “Thursday Till Sunday.”

Peter Ramsey’s “Rise of the Guardians 3D,” an animated fantasy pic, will round out

DTFF’s eight days of screening and community events.

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