Top Five Films to Watch at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Nate Parker and Tim Roth
Plot: A Wall Street thriller about a troubled hedge fund supremo who’s desperate to resolve his massive financial losses before his family find out.
Screening: 8pm, 11 Oct (invitation only).
Starring: Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks
Plot: A musical melodrama set in the Sixties where three sisters form a Motown girl group. The film follows their rise to fame and ensuing challenges as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Screening: 6.15pm, 15 Oct; 6.30pm, 19 Oct.
Starring: Denzel Washington and John Goodman
Plot: In this live-action thriller, an airline pilot saves a plane from disaster by crash-landing after a mid-air catastrophe. People think he’s a hero until it’s revealed he was under the influence!
Screening: 9.30pm, 18 Oct; 6.15pm, 20 Oct.
The Company You Keep
Starring: Robert Redford (also director), Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie
Plot: In this political thriller, a former activist who’s been in hiding for 50 years fears his identity will be uncovered by an ambitious journalist.
Screening: 6.15pm, 12 Oct.
End Of Watch
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña
Plot: A thriller shot in point-of-view style that follows two cops who get in serious trouble after confiscating money and firearms from a gang.
Screening: 6.15pm, 13 Oct; 3.45pm, 14 Oct.
For a full list of films, schedules and screening locations visit www.adff.ae.