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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 October 2018

Gulf Film Festival 2013: Dubai gets the post-apocalyptic treatment

If you’ve always wondered what a post-apocalyptic Dubai might look like, you might want to check a new short that is premiering at the Gulf Film Festival.

The Sons of Two Suns, by Dubai-based filmmaker S. A. Zaidi and Emirati producer Ghanem Ghubash, sees three survivors fighting to stay alive in a Dubai that has been ravaged by one but two sons. The trailer was first revealed at the Middle East Film & Comic Con last week, but now the full 10-minute short is screening at GFF.

The film, which reportedly cost Dh36,000 to put together, has already been a hit online, with the trailer notching up more than 75,000 views on YouTube. But then, that Malls of Dubai song has almost had 200,000.

The Sons of Two Suns screens at 2pm on Tuesday at Grand Cinema 7 in Dubai Festival City. For more information visit www.gulffilmfest.com