films – Cinema Akil


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DIRECTED BY
Rémi Chayé
France, Denmark | G | 85 | Animation, Adventure, Family, Western | French (English subtitles)
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1863, a convoy in the American West, Martha Jane needs to learn how to take care of horses to drive the family wagon. Except she ends up wearing pants and cutting her hair. The scandal that its stark character provokes will force to face all the dangers in a gigantic and wild world where everything is possible.

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DIRECTED BY
Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco | PG-13 | 81 | Animation, Drama, Wat | French (English subtitles)
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Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film is an adaption of the novel of the same name by Yasmina Khadra. Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Sophie Deraspe
Canada | 15+ | 109 | Crime, Drama | French, Arabic
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Following the murder of their parents, Antigone, her sister Ismène, her brothers Étéocle and Polynice, and their grandmother Ménécée find refuge in Montreal. They live a quiet modest life in a tiny apartment in a working-class neighbourhood. A straight-A student seemingly destined for greatness, Antigone is the glue that holds the family together. Tragedy strikes when Étéocle is wrongfully gunned down by police during the arrest of Polynice, a small-time drug dealer. Motivated by her sense of duty towards her family and fuelled by the memory she cherishes of her dead parents, Antigo Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Stanley Kubrick
USA, UK | PG-13 | 149 mins | Sci Fi | English
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DIRECTED BY
Boutheyna Bouslama
Switzerland, France | PG | 76 | Documentary | French, Arabic
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Looking for the man with the camera is a journey that takes the narrator from Geneva to the Syrian border, relentlessly looking for her childhood friend, a missing Syrian media activist. During the three years search we witness different stages of hope, fear and despair, where the search of a beloved one transcends the political and military chaos. Through the narrator’s and her friend’s involvement in film making, it is a self reflective questioning of war image and its role for memory and as a witness against war crimes. Read More...