films – Cinema Akil


  Now Showing 

DIRECTED BY
Federico Fellini
USA, Italy | PG 15 | 182 mins | Drama | Italian ( English Subtitles )
VENUE
Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Byambasuren Davaa
Mongolia, Germany | G | | Music, Drama | German ( english subtitles )
VENUE
The mountain spirit exists. If you believe in him with all your heart, he’ll give you all kinds of power.” Eleven-year-old Amra is a child of the Mongolian steppe, where he lives in a traditional nomad community. His father drives him to school in the morning, and in the evening the boy helps to round up the family’s sheep and goats. Amra watches YouTube clips with his friends and dreams of making an appearance on Mongolia’s Got Talent. At home, the grown-ups convene to discuss the group’s Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Nora Fingscheidt
Germany | | 125 min | | German ( english subtitles )
VENUE
Bernadette - or Benni, as she wants to be called - (Helena Zangel)  is considered aggressive and unpredictable. She is a "system crasher". That's what children are called that consistently break all rules and refuse to follow all structures – and slowly but surely fall through the cracks of the German child protection services. Wherever the nine-year-old is taken in, she gets kicked out again after a short time. And that's exactly what Benni wants, for her only desire is to be returned to her mother (Lisa Hagmeister), a woman thoroughly incapable of dealing with the unpredictability of Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Haifaa Al Mansour
Saudi Arabia, Germany | | 104 min | Drama | Arabic ( english subtitles )
VENUE
German with English subtitles
Maryam is an ambitious young doctor working in a small town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has to earn the respect of male colleagues and acceptance from her patients every day. After Maryam is prevented from travelling to Dubai in search of a better job, a bureaucratic mix-up leads her to stumble on the application for the local city elections and she decides to run.


The release of The Perfect Candidate at Cinema Akil is brought to you in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

Read More...


DIRECTED BY
David Nawrath
Germany | | 99 mins | Drama | German ( english subtitles )
VENUE
60-year-old Walter Scholl (Rainer Bock) is a former champion weightlifter who now works as a mover for forced evictions in Roland Grone’s (Uwe Preuss) relocation company. Walter struggles to ignore the increasing pain caused by his backbreaking job, just as he ignores the plight of those whom he forces from their homes. Grone, working with a dubious crime family, plans to clear an apartment house in one of the best neighborhoods of all tenants, allowing them to sell the building at a considerable profit. The problem: Walter believes that the one remaining tenant, who refuses to leave despite Read More...