films – Cinema Akil


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

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Germany | PG | | Documentary, Science Fiction | German, English
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Crude: Special Film Program - A special program in collaboration with ‘Crude’, Jameel Arts Center’s opening exhibition which runs until 30 March 2019. The program will be introduced by the ‘Crude’ curatorial team. 
BEHIND THE SUN
Directed by: Monira Al Qadiri
2014 | Video | 10 min 
After the first Gulf War in 1991, countless oil fields in Kuwait were set ablaze during the retreat of invading forces. Those months following the war were nothing short of the classic image of a biblical apocalypse: the earth belching fire and the black scorched sky felt like a Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Mohammad Rasoulof
Iran | PG13 | 120 min | Drama | English, Farsi
VENUE
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...