Dubai International Film Festival 2012: Cirque Du Soleil director takes UAE audiences to another world


Cirque Du Soleil: World's Away director Andrew Adamson, took to the stage during DIFF on Tuesday, alongside producer Aron Warner and executive producer Jaques Methe

He gained critical acclaim for his 2001 directorial debut for Shrek, which went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. During Tuesday night’s gala screening at DIFF for his latest and much anticipated project ‘Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D’, Andrew Adamson described it as a celebration of “dreams”.


Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away

Adamson, who also directed ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, took to the stage just before Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D screened to a packed audience at Madinat Arena, and said it all started with an idea.

“What first began as an experiment, turned into a celebration of life, of dreams and of how these performers make the impossible look effortless,” said Adamson. “Enjoy the dream that is Cirque Du Soleil.”

The impressive list of influential filmmakers tied to the feature film include executive producer James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic), producer Aron Warner (Shrek) and executive producer Jaques Methe (Michael Jackson. The Immortal World Tour 2012).

The star of the film, Erica Linz also made an appearance during the screening

Left to right: Director Andrew Adamson with executive producer James Cameron on the set of Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away: Paramount Pictures and James Cameron.