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Diff 2017: 5 films to watch on December 7

Gulf News tabloid! picks its top films not to miss at the Dubai International Film Festival

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1. On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

Based on the critically successful novella by Ian McEwan, this British drama is a satirical take on romance and the dilemmas arising in love and life.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Billy Howle and Anne Marie Duff.

Language: English

Watch it at: Madinat Arena (6pm, gala screening).

2. The Song of Scorpions

The Song of Scorpions

Indian movies are known for their colourful and poignant storytelling, and this drama promises to be no less in its portrayal of love, romance and magic all around.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Golshifteh Farahani, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora and Kritika Pande.

Language: Hindi

Watch it at: Vox Screen 01, Mall of the Emirates (6pm) and December 8, Friday, Mall of the Emirates.

3. Mountain

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Look forward to feeling 74 minutes of awe, terror and victory as humans conquer nature’s most intimidating heights and weather at the highest peaks of the world.

Genre: Non-fiction/adventure

Narrator: William Dafoe

Language: English

Watch it at: The Beach (7.30pm) for free.

4. Heaven without People

Heaven without People

Focusing on family, relationships and the underlying tensions therein, this movie starts off with a happy Easter lunch which gradually turns into complete chaos.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Farah Shaer, Wissam Boutrous, Toni Habib, Jenny Gebara, Hussein Hijazi and Ghassan Chemali.

Language: Arabic

Watch it at: Vox Screen 03, Mall of the Emirates (6.30pm); and on December 9, Saturday, Mall of the Emirates.

5. My Generation

My Generation

Legendary British film icon Michael Caine leads viewers through his personal journey through 1960s London and the arts industry then.

Genre: Non-fiction

Cast: Michael Caine, David Bailey, Joan Collins and Roger Daltrey.

Language: English

Watch it at: Souk Madinat Theatre (10pm).