films – Cinema Akil


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

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DIRECTED BY
Hayao Miyazaki
Japan | G | 103 min | Feature Animation | English dubbed
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village's tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Hayao Miyazaki
Japan | PG | 125 min | Feature Animation | English dubbed
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated coming of age fantasy film - tells the story of Chihiro Ogino (Hiiragi), a sullen 10-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the world of Kami (spirits) of Japanese Shinto folklore. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba *Natsuki), Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Hayao Miyazaki
Japan | G | 100 min | Feature Animation | English dubbed
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Following schoolgirl Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, as they settle into an old country house with their father and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive cuddly creature known as Totoro. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Muayada Alayan
Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico | NR | 127 min | Narrative | Arabic, Hebrew, English ( Eng. Sub )
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
The affair of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages. Read More...