films – Cinema Akil


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

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DIRECTED BY
Raed Andoni
Palestine, France, Switzerland, Qatar, Italy | PG 13 | 94 min | Documentary | Arabic
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. He is looking for former inmates of the Moskobiya interrogation centre in Jerusalem. In his ad he asks that the men should also have experience as craftsmen, architects or actors. After a casting process that almost feels like role play, he arranges for a replica of the centre's interrogation rooms and cells to be built to scale inside a hall - under close supervision from the former inmates and based on their memories. In this realistic setting the men subsequently re-enact their interrogations, discuss details about the priso Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Ahmad Magdy
Egypt | PG-13 | 74 min | Drama | Arabic
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Ahmed drives through the derelict nightscape of Cairo, anxious to secure money to pay for an abortion for a young woman - a procedure that must take place immediately. He comes across an intriguing group of young people, led by a woman who aims to solve the enigma surrounding a giraffe rumoured to be hidden at the Cairo zoo. As an absurd chain of events unfolds, Ahmed is distracted from his mission. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Michel Ocelot
France, Germany, Belgium | PG | 95 min | Animation, Family, Mystery | French
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
In the Paris of the Belle Epoque, accompanied by a young deliveryman in scooter, the little Kanak Dilili investigates mysterious kidnappings of girls. She goes from adventure to adventure through the prestigious city, meeting extraordinary men and women, who help her, and villains, who rage in the shadows. The two friends will make the light, the freedom and the joy of living together triumph. Read More...