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DIRECTED BY
Shahram Mokri
Iran | 18 | 134 | Drama,Horror,Mystery | Persian
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Based on true events, 'Fish and Cat' centers around a group of students travelling to the Caspian region in order to participate in a kite-flying event during the Winter solstice. Next to their camp is a small restaurant, run by three cooks, who are just about to leave for a hunt. They are in desperate need of meat. However, there is nothing around, other than the students. Shahram Mokri's second feature combines formal experimentation with terror and a sly sense of humor, perfectly blended in this highly unusual piece of Iranian film history. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Steve Loveridge
Sri Lanka, UK, USA | PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary / Music | English, Tamil
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A. Inspired by her roots, M.I.A. created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, Art school punk, hip-hop beats and the voice of multicultural youth.Never compromising, Maya kept her camera rolling through her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her succe Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Björn L Runge
UK, Sweden, USA | 18+ | 100 min | Drama | English
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman - and you're about to meet her. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, th Read More...