films – Cinema Akil


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

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DIRECTED BY
Nadine Labaki
Lebanon | PG-15 | 123 min | Drama | Arabic
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Capernaüm tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zein takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zein later gets Jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Susanna Nicchiarelli
Italy, Belgium | 18+ | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Music | English, German, Czech, French ( English Sub )
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
NICO, 1988 follows the singer-songwriter, approaching 50, leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her 60s glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for cult band The Velvet Underground. Her life and career on the fringes, Nico’s new manager Richard convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico’s story is the story of a rebirth: of an artist Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Paolo Sorrentino
Italy | 15+ | 100 min | Drama, Comedy | Italian ( English Sub )
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead entirely separate yet strangely parallel lives. One is a pop singer who finds himself washed up after a sex scandal ends his run of success; the other a football hero whose playing career is abruptly cut short by injury. Sharply observed and featuring excellent performances from the two leads, Paolo Sorrentino's compelling film explores the personal consequences wrought by cruel reversals of fortune. Read More...