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Posted On: 8 July 2013 04:24 pm
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Event Details:

Screening in the Museum of Islamic Art auditorium:
Thursday, 25 July at 9pm
Saturday, 27 July at 9pm

After settling his differences with a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors while oblivious to a plan by the allies to destroy it. Winner of 7 Academy Awards in 1958, including Best Picture, Best Director for the legendary British filmmaker David Lean, and Best Actor for Alec Guinness, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ is a modern masterpiece and grand movie-making at its very best.

David Lean is among the most celebrated of British film directors. He was nominated for the Best Director Academy Award seven times, winning twice, for ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ (1957) and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962). Four of his films are in the top 11 of the British Film Institute’s list of Top 100 British Films. He is remembered for epic films like ‘Lawrence’, ‘Doctor Zhivago’ (1965) and ‘A Passage to India’ (1984), as well as his films of Charles Dickens’s ‘Great Expectations’ (1946) and ‘Oliver Twist’ (1948). Lean’s lengthy career, which he began as an editor in the early 1930s, also includes such acclaimed films as ‘Brief Encounter’ (1945), ‘Summertime’ (1955) and ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ (1970). He died in 1991.

Tickets can be purchased anytime via the Doha Film Institute website ( or mobile application, or at the DFI ticket booth at the Museum of Islamic Art during the following dates and times:

July 20 – July 27
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Closed: Tuesday, July 23 and Friday, July 26

Tickets are 35QR, or 25QR when purchased in person with a valid student ID.