films – Cinema Akil


WAREHOUSE 68, ALSERKAL AVENUE
AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
DUBAI, UAE

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DIRECTED BY
Yahya Alabdallah
Jordan, UAE | PG13 | 80 min | Documentary | Arabic
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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
Mohammad Rasoulof
Iran | PG13 | 120 min | Drama | English, Farsi
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

A former university professor now living as a goldfish farmer in a Northern Iranian village, Reza quietly tends to his own affairs alongside his wife Hadis, a principal at a local girls' school, and their young son. After his river-sourced water supply is cut off, Reza's goldfish begin dying. His attempt to reopen his sluice is met with a violent attack by thuggish local Abbas, a strongman for a shadowy organization known as simply "the company." Reza refuses to compensate Abbas for a fake injury, or bribe his way out of mounting legal problems, but he quickly discovers the steep price to b Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Lorna Tucker
UK | PG13 | 84 min | Documentary | English
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.


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