Dickens on Film in Abu Dhabi

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth and Abu Dhabi will be celebrating his work, part of a touring program and retrospective called Dickens on Film held at London’s BFI Southbank.

The British Council in the United Arab Emirates and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival have joined forces to screen film and television works adapted or inspired by Dickens’ work. The screenings will take place in Abu Dhabi at VOX Cinemas (Marina Mall) from 27th March till 2nd April. 

Here's the schedule and full line up. Entrance is free, but you must register online in advance to attend


Tuesday, 27th March at 7pm

David Copperfield (1913) 
Director: Thomas Bentley
Duration: 8 minutes 

Oliver Twist (1922) 
Director: Frank Lloyd
Duration: 72 minutes 



Wednesday, 28th March at 7pm

Great Expectations (1946) 
Director: David Lean
Duration: 113 minutes 

Thursday, 29th March at 7pm

Pickwick Papers (1954)
Director: Noel Langley
Duration: 109 minutes

Friday, 30th March at 11 am

Oliver! (1968)
Director: Carol Reed
Duration: 144 minutes 

Friday, 30th March at 4 pm

David Copperfield (1999)
Director: Simon Curtis
Duration: 180 minutes 



Saturday, 31st March at 11 am

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951)
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Duration: 86 minutes 

Saturday, 31st March at 4 pm

A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
Director: Ralph Thomas
Duration: 141 minutes 

Sunday, 1st April at 7pm

Nicholas Nickelby (2002)
Director: Douglas McGrath  
Duration: 127 minutes 

Monday, 2nd April at 7pm

Oliver Twist (1948)
Director: David Lean
Duration: 110 minutes 

RSVP here if you'd like to attend any of the above screenings.