This November, several movies caught our attention:
- Until the birds return directed by Karim Moussaoui. This drama was screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, in the selection called “Un certain regard” for new talent to be discovered. The film is set in today’s Algeria unrolling 3 stories, 3 generations.
- My Pure Land directed by Sarmad Masud. This British film was amongst the selection for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. In rural Pakistan, a land dispute bursts between two brothers. Based on true events, the film tells the story of a brave young woman, Nazo, besieged with her mum and sister in their farmhouse by an armed men militia.
- The Shoplifters directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, is the winner of The Palme d’Or at Cannes Festival 2018 edition. The Japanese drama depicts a 3 generation family living in poverty. What will happen when the father Osamu and his son Shota, during one of their grocery shoplifting expeditions, cross path with Yuri, a homeless girl?
The Korean Film Festival in the UAE is also coming to Cinema Akil with FREE SCREENINGS (first comes first seated), so you have no excuse for missing this out:
- In Little Forest directed by Yim Soon-Rye, a young woman Hye-Won returns to her rural homeland after her dream of the big city turns sour.
- The Fortress directed by Hwang Dong-Hyuk, is an historical drama film based on the Second Manchu invasion of Korea in 1636. King Injo seeks refuge in the mountain Fortress Namhansanseong.