When else do you get the likes of Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Williams, Sir Patrick Stewart and Olga Kurylenko in Dubai? The A-lister lit up the Dubai International Film Festival red carpet on Wednesday night, opening the eight-day event in the tourist-centric Madinat Jumeirah neighborhood as a host a of big names turned out to watch Hostiles, the motion picture starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike.
It kicks of 140 other movies from 51 countries to screen ate 14th annual event and even saw UAE royalty in attendance. HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum helped present legendary Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed with his #DIFF17 Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as Indian actor Irrfan Khan, actress Cate Blanchett and Sir Patrick Stewart who also received honors.
The latter Star Trek actor was in attendance with his wife Suzy Odell.
See the gallery for the likes of Vanessa Williams, Nayla Al Khaja, Claes Bang, Tuba Büyüstün, and Olga Kurylenko on the red carpet and check out DubaiFilmFest.com to see where and when you can catch films first around the city.