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Front Row Filmed Entertainment and Cinema Akil present the first ever Studio Ghibli Week!

To all our anime-fanatics and cartoon lovers; join us for your all-time favorite Ghibli films, presenting 8 Japanese animations from June 7 to 15.

The week is set in motion with PRINCESS MONONOKE – the first animated feature film to win Best Picture in the Japan Academy Prize. Followed by SPIRITED AWAY, a 2001 Japanese coming-of age fantasy, and Hayao Miyazaki’s “breakthrough film” and the adorable MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO – just to say a few…

Don’t miss this walk down memory lane and reunite with your childhood favorites!

All screenings taking place at Cinema Akil will be ticketed. Tickets will be available for sale at Cinema Akil’s box office and Tickets are 52.5 (VAT included).


About Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up nomdic cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Follow us into the dark.