2011, 42 mins, colour, Serbian film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Srdan Keca
At the edge of a city growing from the desert, a man plays alone on a golf course. Another, sleepless, sends a letter from a labour camp to his wife in Kenya. A sand storm hits a construction site, and the locals hold a strange dance ceremony. Dubai, usually seen either as miracle of development or failed gimmick, here becomes a set for a visual exploration of displacement, longing and desire. The city, the surrounding desert and their inhabitants slowly uncover some of the darker aspects of contemporary society, while the ongoing economic meltdown spells the end of an era.
1st March, 17:00
Screened together with The desert castle.
After the screening discussion with Hungarian architects working in Dubai.