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Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2013: DFI UK Cinema Showcase returns to the Museum of Islamic Art on 28th and 29th of March with screenings of the British Classic ‘The Third Man’ (1949; dir. Carol Reed), winner of one Academy Award® and the Grand Prix from the Cannes Film Festival.
Shortly after World War II, ‘The Third Man’ follows the novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) as he visits Vienna while it is under international control and rife with corruption. Holly soon finds himself investigating the suspicious death of his old friend, the black marketeer Harry Lime (Orson Welles), and so begins this celebrated tale of love and murder. Carol Reed’s acknowledged noir masterpiece, ‘The Third Man’ features brilliant performances by Cotten, Welles, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard in a finely honed, masterful script by Graham Greene.
In partnership with the British Council and the Qatar Museums Authority to celebrate Qatar UK 2013, DFI UK Cinema Showcase brings iconic British films to audiences in Doha. There will be three screenings of ‘The Third Man’ at the MIA Auditorium. The first screening will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, 28th March followed by the others on Friday, 29th March at 4:00pm and at 7:00pm.
Tickets for ‘The Third Man’ are now on sale at www.dohafilminstitute.com and available from the MIA DFI Ticket Outlet (check the website for opening hours and location) from Saturday, 23rd March. Tickets are priced at QAR 35 for the general public and a special discounted rate of QAR 25 for students.
DFI UK Cinema Showcase launched in February with ‘The Red Shoes’ by Powell and Pressburger, and will run monthly until Fall 2013. April will feature screenings of ‘Secrets & Lies’ (1996; dir. Mike Leigh) on 25th and 26th and ‘Kes’ (1969; dir. Ken Loach) on 26th and 27th, with tickets available from 28th March.