films – Cinema Akil


WAREHOUSE 68, ALSERKAL AVENUE
AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
DUBAI, UAE
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DIRECTED BY
Bassam Jarbawi
Palestine, USA | PG | 108 min | Drama, Feature | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
In 1992, Al-Amari Refugee Camp in Palestine is a collection of cement cubicles, angles, colors, smells and sounds. It’s tight, but eight year olds Ziad and Ramzi find the space to explore. While playing around with old tools, Ziad accidentally cuts Ramzi. Ramzi stabs Ziad with a screwdriver. Immediately, they become best friends. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Julian Schnabel
USA | PG | 111 min | Drama | French, English
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.


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DIRECTED BY
Tamer Ashry
Egypt | PG13 | 90 min | Drama | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

When he settles for early retirement, Mahmoud buys a nearby Storefront and sets up: “Mahmoud’s photocopy.” Here, he makes photocopies and types up documents. One day, a student asks him to type up a report on the extinction of dinosaurs. Mahmoud can’t help but begin to see some strange parallels with the state of his own life. Driven by a desire to change the depressing reality that his own lifestyle is becoming extinct, he starts a journey that leads him to revolt against his traditional life.


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