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An Intimate Conversation With Mike Nichols

An Intimate Conversation With Mike Nichols
Two years ago, on the eve of his eagerly awaited Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, I sat down with Mike Nichols to look back on his remarkable career. During those two-plus hours together at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan, the legendary director, then 80, reminisced about a life of highs and lows that began as a bright-eyed young boy who fled Nazi Germany for America. "I remember everything about getting on the boat in Germany in 1939," Nichols said. "I was 7, my brother was 3, and my father was already in New York setting up his practice as a doctor. German Jews couldn't leave the country,
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Abu Dhabi reveals Emirati line-up

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The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has revealed the 48 shorts showing in the Emirates Film Competition.

The selection includes 39 films in competition and nine out of competition. The programme is sponsored by Dolphin Energy for the second year.

Two films are in both the international and Emirate competitions: Rafed Al Harthi’s Feeding Five Hundred, a documentary about a man spending his fortune to feed stray cats, and Hala Matar’s Streetcar, a love story starring Chloe Sevigny.

Other selections includes the musical story Freshman by Deena Stevens, social-political drama My Pink Room by Vachan Sharma, animation Daddy ABC by Hamad a Awar, and housemaids documentary Something About Maids by Salama Mubarak and Sara al Mubarak.

Saleh Karama Al Ameri, director of the Emirates Film Competition, said: “The competition line-up this year mirrors the variety of short films produced in the region and highlights how strong local filmmakers are.

“Two of the films featured in Efc are also
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