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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/12/14 - Egyptian star Hani Salama, who also appeared in director Khaled Youssef’s Enta Omry (2004), plays a young, rich man who kills his wife and brother when he finds them in bed together.
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is pleased to announce that the film Justified Cheating (Khinaya Shariah) will have its World Premiere at this year’s festival.
Egyptian star Hani Salama, who also appeared in director Khaled Youssef’s Enta Omry (2004), plays a young, rich man who kills his wife and brother when he finds them in bed together. As the film progresses, the film’s perspective changes, revealing new facts that cause the audience to question whether the killings were spontaneous, as the man professes, or premeditated. The unconventional storytelling technique heightens the tension.
Award-winning director Khaled Youssef, who also helmed Ouija (2005), will be in attendance at DIFF’s unveiling of his latest work, as will Salama and Egyptian actress Sumaya Khashab, of the recent Egyptian film The Yacoubian Building (Eemarat Yaqoobian).
DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma stated, “It is exciting to have a world premiere of a Middle Eastern film in the festival. Khaled Youssef’s work is an example of what this region is capable of: unconventional, adventurous, and brave. DIFF’s core mandate is to promote Arab films and filmmakers, and we look forward to hosting more world premieres in the future.”
Going into its third year, the DIFF is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and under the Chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The DIFF is a not-for-profit cultural event, presented and organized by the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority.
DIFF showcases a wide selection of features, shorts and documentaries, from around the world, reflecting Dubai’s cosmopolitan and multi-cultural character. The festival further seeks to celebrate excellence in Arab and world cinema by screening a repertoire of critically acclaimed and award winning films.