Dubai International Film Festival 2012 Kicks Off with Sparkling Star Power

Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto and the cast of Life of Pi waltz down the red carpet for the ninth edition of DIFF
Monday , 10 December 2012
Freida Pinto at DIFF 2012
Freida Pinto at DIFF 2012
Cate Blanchett at DIFF 2012
Cate Blanchett at DIFF 2012
Life of Pi actors Adil Hussain, Suraj Sharma and Shravanthi Sainath attend the opening gala
Life of Pi actors Adil Hussain, Suraj Sharma and Shravanthi Sainath attend the opening gala

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) started in
proper starry style on 9 December with celebs from across the world walking the
red carpet at Madinat Jumeirah. Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and DIFF jury member
Freida Pinto joined the talented cast of the opening film Life of Pi - Suraj
Sharma, Adil Hussain and Shravanthi Sainath and several other celebs in Dubai.

Later, long-awaited film Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee, was showcased to the 1,800 strong
audience at the fest. Before the screening, veteran Egyptian actor Mahmoud
Abdul Aziz and prolific British director Michael Apted
were presented with their DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award.

There's lots more movie magic up ahead at DIFF. Watch this
space for updates!

INFO: DIFF
goes on from 9 December to 16 December; Madinat Jumeirah; 363 FILM (3456), box
office is open online at www.dubaifilmfest.com.

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