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Posted On: 29 August 2012 11:36 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Katara, DFI bring 2 heart-warming films to Doha

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Promotional stills from ‘The Kid With a Bike’ and (RIGHT) ‘Robot & Frank’, which will be screened at Katara in September. Katara and Doha Film Institute (DFI) will present the Middle East Premiere of award-winning comedy ‘Robot & Frank’ by Jake Schreier from September 11 to 17 and ‘The Kid With a Bike’ by acclaimed Dardenne brothers from October 9 to 15. Set in the near future, ‘Robot & Frank’ is about an ex-jewel thief who receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. What follows is an often hilarious and at times heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. With a well-known cast including Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, and Liv Tyler, ‘Robot & Frank’ won an award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for its first-time feature director. ‘The Kid With a Bike’ is the latest film from accomplished Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Starring Cécile de France and Jérémie Renier. It is the story of a troubled 11-year-old boy obsessively searching for his bicycle after his father abandons him. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser takes him under her wing. The film won the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Golden Globes. Both films will be screened at the Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16 in Katara. For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to or visit the official box office in Building 26, Katara, which is open on September 4-6, 8, and 10-17 from 1pm to 7pm. The Peninsula