Lady Bird to get UAE premiere at DIFF365

DIFF365 to show five Oscar-nominated films during Oscar week
In ‘Lady Bird’, strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast.
By Staff writer
Mon 26 Feb 2018 11:16 AM

DIFF365 will show five films Oscar-nominated films over the course of next week to coincide with the 90th Academy Awards, including the UAE premiere of Lady Bird.

Powered by Du, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas will show Ladybird, Loveless, The Square, Get Out, and Blade Runner 2049 - all in their original format - every day from March 1 – 7 at the dedicated theatre (Cinema 9) at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates.

‘Lady Bird’, which stars Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan, is described as touching, funny, personal, and mature coming-of-age comedy which is nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay,  Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ronan), Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Laurie Metcalf and Best Director for Greta Gerwig.

In ‘Lady Bird’, strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast.

Her equally opinionated mother, Marion, who is struggling to provide for her family, tries to prepare her daughter for life's inevitable heartbreaks while also encouraging her to be her best self.

Also screening is the witty and thought-provoking ‘The Square’ from director Ruben Östlund which won the coveted Palme D'Or at Cannes Film Festival last year and is in the running for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film..

In this no-holds-barred satire of the postmodern art world, Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum. His upcoming show entitled ‘The Square’ is an installation that invites passers-by to altruism and reminds them of their role as responsible fellow human beings.

'Get Out, will also feature at DIFF365. The Academy Award nominee for Best Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Daniel Kaluuya and Best Director for Jordan Peele). The film follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation.

Also a contender for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is the shocking, powerful and masterful feature ‘Loveless’ (Nelyubov) the latest offering from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev which opened to critical acclaim and won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and picked up Best Picture at London Film Festival.

‘Loveless’ (Nelyubov) is a stark drama in which Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations.

Denis Villeneuve's epic ‘Blade Runner 2049’ photographed by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins is a visually dazzling follow-up to one of science fiction's most iconic films.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Nominated for Academy Awards® for Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects, ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is not just a film but the sci-fi event of the year event with powerhouse performances from Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Tickets and listing times are available online at the VOX website, and at the box office at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates.

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Last Updated: Mon 26 Feb 2018 10:38 AM GST

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