Lebanese film wins top prize at Dubai festival

A Lebanese film "Taht el Qasef" ("Under the Bombs") directed by Philippe Aractingi won the top prize Saturday at the fourth Dubai international film festival.

Lebanese film wins top prize at Dubai festival
Aractingi's film beat off competition from two Tunisian movies to take the Gold Muhr award presented at a gala ceremony at the end of the festival which showcased 141 films from 52 countries.

The winning film centres around a love affair between a Muslim Shiite woman and a Christian man in Lebanon during Israel's devastating offensive in July-August 2006.

It's star, Nada Abu Farhat, took the festival's best actress award, while Nadim Sawalha walked off with the best actor accolade for his role in the Jordanian film "Captain Abu Raed".

Tunisian director Nouri Bouzid took the Silver Muhr award for his "Akhir Film (Making Of)", while his compatriot Abdellatif Kechiche won the Bronze Muhr for La Graine et le Mulet (the Secret of the Grain), which already won three awards at the Venice Film Festival, including the Special Jury award.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Aralık 2007, 16:57