films – Cinema Akil


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

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DIRECTED BY
Jawad Sharif
Pakistan | G | 76 min | Feature Documentary | Urdu, English ( Eng. Sub )
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

Cinema Akil and Poetic Strokes brings to you the award winning documentary Indus Blues followed by a LIVE performance of folklore musicians from Pakistan featured in the film on Wednesday 26 June. Tickets are AED170 + VAT available at the box office or call Poetic Strokes on 0557665852. Limited seats. First come, first served. 

Pakistani folk artists talk about their struggle to keep a fading art form alive while reminding the world what they are about to lose. Indus Blues is an exploration of age-old musical tradition and its state in the modern world. 

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DIRECTED BY
Tom Volf
France | PG | 113 min | Documentary | French, English ( Eng. Sub )
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
For the first time 40 years after her death, the most famous opera singer ever tells her own story - in her own words. Featuring previously unknown footage, unseen photographs, personal Super 8 films, private live recordings, intimate letters and rare behind-the-scenes archival footage for the first time in colour. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Ahmed Fawazi Saleh
Egypt, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates | PG | 70 min | Feature Narrative | Arabic (Eng. Sub)
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Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Twenty-eight-year-old Taheya works as a washroom cleaner, and lives with her 22-year-old brother Saqr in a tannery neighbourhood. While Saqr has plans to find a life outside his hellish job in one of the tanneries, Taheya hopes to keep him near her. Despite his love for his sister, Saqr does not bow to the pressure she puts on him and begins a relationship with Nahed, a young medical student. Despondent at the new distance between herself and her brother, Taheya turns to magic to bring Saqr back and threatens to kill Nahed. When Saqr returns, Taheya seems happy despite the coldness between the Read More...