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DIRECTED BY
Yahya Alabdallah
Jordan, UAE | PG13 | 80 min | Documentary | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

When a Palestinian primary UNRWA school in the Sukhna area in Jordan announces student council elections, its students are keen to establish a “Majlis” system that addresses interstudent relations as well as student-teacher relationships. Director Yahya Alabdallah (THE LAST FRIDAY, DIFF 2011) works with a narration style that examines the students’ lives and allows spontaneous expression from the subjects. THE COUNCIL is about two students’ journey from the moment the elections are announced until the end of the academic year.


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DIRECTED BY
Julian Schnabel
USA | PG | 111 min | Drama | French, English
VENUE
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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