RealityWhile the heroic Wilson Mandela lies on his deathbed, his family and kinsfolk break a fight over his belongings!
In Michael Cacoyannis's masterpiece Zorba the Greek 1964, while Mme Hortense (portrayed by legendary actress Lila Kedrova) lies on her deathbed, the villagers start invading her house to steal her belongings!
The world is a ghetto!
The Gulf International Film Festival
Gulf Film Festival 2013 (opening video) from Beyond Dreams on Vimeo.
Beautiful video directed by Abdulla Boushahri
Abu Al.Ala with Iranian master filmmaker Kiarostami
Famed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us) supervised the young Sudanese filmmaker Amjad Abu Al.Ala on his short film (Studio) during the 2011 Kiarostami workshop. This year 2013 the workshop was mounted on the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013. Read more here about the workshop.
The two filmmakers are shown in photo above when they met at the Gulf Film Festival 2013 (GFF) in Dubai.
Abu Al.ala's short film (Studio) was screened at the Festival Des Cinemas Arabes/IMAG'IMA 2013
in Paris along with the Yemeni film (The Cry) by Khadija AlSalami. These screenings are considered a distinct feature of this year's festival.