The Italian Embassy to the United Arab Emirates and the European Delegation to the United Arab Emirates proudly present the first edition of the “European film screenings!

Two European-selected films per day on screening starting at 6pm and at 8:30 pm both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Vox Cinemas showing characteristics of the country itself through the capital cities.

The event will feature the best of independent successful european films of the most recent times!

Each screening day will also feature an Emirati short film selected in collaborations with the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival (in Abu Dhabi) and the  Dubai International Film Festival (in Dubai).

There will also be a panel discussion on film co-productions which will be held on 20th September at 3 pm in Abu Dhabi @ Marina Mall – VOX Cinemas – Cine 3. The panel will feature representatives of the European film industry who will be accompanying some of the films screened at the event and Emirati film directors like ; Nayla Al Khaja, Ali Mostafa, Mohammed Al Otaiba, Ahmed Zain in the event and Festival executives.

Abu Dhabi Radio Classic is also on board as the official media partner.
There will be an audience award to be assigned through a manual voting system at the end of each screening in both cities….The winning film will receive a special award courtesy of Front Row Entertainment Ltd.

One voter will be extracted randomly on final day of the event to receive two return tickets to Rome, Italy, courtesy of Etihad Airways, a key sponsor of the event!

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Countries participating are:

  • Italy
  • France
  • Austria
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Sweden

France will be screening “Paris Je T’aime”. This movie is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty film-makers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments.

Screenings will be free of charge.

Synopsis of the movie Paris, I love you

« Paris, je t’aime” is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There’s a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all.