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Mammootty to attend Abu Dhabi film fest

Mammootty to attend Abu Dhabi film fest

Mammootty will attend the screening of Richard Gere starrer Hollywood film 'Arbitrage', alongwith other guests.

Malayalam superstar Mammootty will be attending the upcoming sixth edition of Abu Dhabi Film Festival to be held from October 11-20.

The 61-year-old actor is set to attend the screening of Richard Gere-starrer Hollywood film 'Arbitrage', alongwith other guests such as director Nicholas Jarecki and Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani.

A total of 81 feature length films and 84 short films representing 48 countries will be screened at the 10-day festival.

This year the ADFF will present two Lifetime Achievement Awards - to Egyptian screen legend Sawsan Badr and Italian film star Claudia Cardinale. This will be the first time the Festival has honoured an Arab star with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Distinguished classics 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962), '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' (1954) and 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952) have been painstakingly restored and will also be screened at the festival.

"Once again we have a great selection of films, something we have built a reputation for since we launched six years ago. We will be showcasing some of the most ground-breaking films ensuring a very successful year for both regional and international filmmakers," said Ali Al Jabri, Abu Dhabi Film Festival Director, in a statement.

first published:September 26, 2012, 13:27 IST