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Star-Studded Crime Drama Hits All the Right Notes as Tenth Edition Draws to a Close

Dubai, December 14th, 2013: The landmark tenth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival’s (DIFF) closing night featured the Red Carpet Gala screening of “American Hustle”, directed by David O. Russell (‘Three Kings’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’). The highly anticipated film leads the nominations alongside Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave”, both receiving seven nominations in the upcoming 71st annual Golden Globes. The star-studded drama is set in the late 1970s, and stars Christian Bale as a brilliant con artist who is drawn into a scheme by the FBI to catch a group of corrupt politicians. Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence also star.

DIFF is the first festival to screen David O Russell’s “American Hustle”.

The film was produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna and Charles (Chuck) Roven’s Atlas.

Italia Films will release the film in the Middle East.

About DIFF

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the region. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region. The 10th edition of DIFF is set to take place between December 6 – 14, 2013.

Dubai International Film Festival supports Expo 2020 Dubai Bid, UAE, is presented by The Investment Corporation of Dubai and held in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, home to the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award and IWC Schaffhausen. For more and updated information about DIFF, please visitwww.diff.ae

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