Dubai International Film Festival

As independent reviewers we have been covering the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) since its inception in 2004. DIFF holds a special place in our annual movie watching calendar (and indeed our collective hearts) because it represents the best opportunity to view the absolute greatest films of a particular year right here in Dubai. It’s not the stars or the glamour we come for, but the opportunity to discover, from any corner of the globe, from any kind of filmmaker, a piece of cinema that we would otherwise never stumble upon. If you’d like to read about our choices from a specific edition of […]

As independent reviewers we have been covering the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) since its inception in 2004. DIFF holds a special place in our annual movie watching calendar (and indeed our collective hearts) because it represents the best opportunity to view the absolute greatest films of a particular year right here in Dubai. It’s not the stars or the glamour we come for, but the opportunity to discover, from any corner of the globe, from any kind of filmmaker, a piece of cinema that we would otherwise never stumble upon. If you’d like to read about our choices from a specific edition of the festival, click the necessary section below.


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A most Violent Year DIFF



The Master DIFF


This Is Not A Film




About the Author

A veteran Dubai based film critic, Faizan has been reviewing movies for nearly a decade. His work has been published in local newspapers such as 7days and on prestigious online websites such as MSN Arabia and wearethemovies.com