Lebanese film Stray Bullet wins Dubai film prize

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Georges Hachem
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Georges Hachem celebrates his first prize win

Lebanese film Stray Bullet has won first prize at the Dubai International Film Festival.

The movie, set in Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war, is about a young woman forced to choose between her family and her fiance.

Director Georges Hachem received the gold Muhr award from French actress Isabelle Huppert.

Jordanian director Mohammed al-Hushki's film, Transit Cities, won the special jury prize.

Hollywood star Sean Penn was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the start of the festival last week, alongside Africa's Souleymane Cisse and Arab icon Sabah.

Best actor was Maged al-Kidwany for Six, Seven, Eight while best actress was Bushra for the same film.

My Father From Haifa, a documentary about a family's evacuation from Palestine in 1948, won the best documentary prize and the people's choice award.

Over 150 films from 57 countries were screened at the festival, which is now in its seventh year.

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