The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) kicked off in Qatar last night (October 26) with a host of Hollywood, Bollywood and Arab stars walking the red carpet at the Katara Opera House. From film makers, event organizers and actors all the way from Dubai to LA, Ahlan! was front row to catch a glimpse of the glamour that marked the opening festival.
Guests arrived at the red carpet en route to the movie theatre for the premiere flick Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi). But the star of the night on the red carpet was Salma Hayek. The fourty-four year-old was as beautiful on the red carpet as she is on the big screen. Wearing a stunning black and gold Alexander McQueen dress, her hair swept up, and diamond drop earrings, the A-Lister was scooped off the red carpet and escorted to a private viewing platform above guests at the movie theatre where she sat with film directors to watch the first flick of the film festival. So what did she think of the opening night so far? “Very, very impressive.”
Salma is in town as a jury member for the DTFF and it’s a position she will gladly step away from the camera for. “I really like it,” she said when asked of her role on the board. Salma will be joined by Roberto Di Nero later in the week for panel discussions.
After the film wrapped for the night, VIP's were invited to Doha's newly opened The Pearl where they partied on into the early hours.