DUBAI - Dubai's international film festival opened on Wednesday night, bringing together Britain's Patrick Stewart, India's Irrfan Khan and Egypt's Wahid Hamed - cinema stars from different corners of the globe. In a region rife with conflict which pushed the famed Marrakesh festival to take a one-year hiatus, dozens of stars, cinema lovers and social media influencers gathered for the 14th Dubai International Film Festival.
Walking the red carpet opening night were cinema royalty from around the world, including Cate Blanchett, Egyptian film and TV star Yusra and India's Khann, of "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Life of Pi" fame. The largest cheer was reserved for Stewart, who said he was looking forward to the screenings of regional films in particular.
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