DIFF at The Pavilion - From Book To Screen


Still from Submarine

The fourth edition of Dubai International Film Festival's monthly film screenings at The Pavilion will focus on films based on novels.

It's a very good line up this month, I'e watched all three films before and really like each one, so I strongly recommend you don't miss this month's screenings. 

Here's the line up: 

Monday, 26th October - Submarine (2010)

Directed by British writer, actor, director and comedian Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), the offbeat Submarine is based on the acclaimed coming of age novel by Joe Dunthorne, but is also exquisitely crafted for film buffs–15-year old Oliver Tate narrates his agonizingly self-conscious antics complete with camera angles.

But the film is far from precious, taking viewers along with the precocious Oliver as he attempts to save his parents’ marriage and lose his virginity, preferably both before his next birthday.

Tuesday, 27th October - Project Nim (2011)

Project Nim is a fascinating documentary based on the biography of a chimpanzee, Nim Chimpsky, who was adopted by a human family in the 1970′s to determine if he could communicate with researchers if he were raised like a human child.

After his wild nature endangered the children of his first human family, Nim was moved to a series of research facilities, touching the lives of all he came across. His journey is a revealing look at both human and chimpanzee society.

Wednesday, 28th October - We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Scottish director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) crafts an emotional thriller based on the  Orange Prize winning novel by Lionel Shriver. Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton (I am Love; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) plays Eva, a career woman turned devoted mother.

Despite disquieting signs throughout their son’s childhood, Eva and her husband Franklin (versatile character actor John C. Reilly ofMagnolia and Stepbrothers) find themselves unprepared for a spectacular act of violence he commits as a teenager. As a result, Eva struggles with crippling guilt—could she have foreseen and possibly prevented Kevin’s crime?


Event details

Dates: 26th-28th November at 7.30pm

Venue: The Pavilion Downtown, Dubai Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (location map)

Phone: +971 4 4477025

Free entry and seating is on a first come, first sit basis.



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