Sharjah Film Platform 4

Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah

The annual SFP film festival features the work of local and international filmmakers through ten days of short and feature-length film screenings and awards (over 50 films, including some world and regional premieres, culminating in awards for experimental, documentary and [...]

Single screening AED 30

LAST CHANCE Shuruq Harb: The Jump

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

The Jump is a single-channel video that reflects on the act of leaping, both literally and figuratively, through a conversation with a blind Palestinian woman who retells her experience paragliding from the Caucasus Mountains. The result provides a critical reading [...]

Free

Yalda – A Night For Forgiveness: dir Massoud Bakhshi (2019)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Maryam was living with the father of her best friend Mona in a temporary marriage. Now she stands accused of his murder. The twist is that it's happening on a reality TV show where Maryam is supposed to beg for [...]

AED 52.50

Quo Vadis, Aida? dir Jasmila Zbanic (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Jasnic Djurcic is utterly convincing as the English teacher and translator, who strives to save her husband and children from the invading Serbian forces and the coming Srebrenica massacre by taking refuge in a United Nations camp. A powerful, even [...]

AED 52.50

Schachnovelle (The Royal Game): dir Philipp Stölzl (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

This adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s classic novel tells the story of a lawyer who was imprisoned by the Nazis and put into solitary confinement when he refused to cooperate in passing over the accounts of his clients. He remains steadfast [...]

AED 52.50

Ich bin dein Mensch (I’m Your Man): dir Maria Schrader (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

A quirky, engaging SF comedy-romance – following a messy breakup, academic Alma (Maren Eggert) is persuaded to take part in a trial: for three weeks, she must live with Tom (Dan Stevens), a humanoid robot that has been precision-tooled to [...]

AEd 52.50

Luchadoras: dir Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

An intimate documentary portrait of three female wrestlers (luchadoras) from Ciudad Juarez. One wants to be able to give up the factory work that disenfranchises so many women; another cannot cross the border to see her daughters in the States; [...]

AED 52.50

Ich bin dein Mensch (I’m Your Man): dir Maria Schrader (2021)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

A quirky, engaging SF comedy-romance – following a messy breakup, academic Alma (Maren Eggert) is persuaded to take part in a trial: for three weeks, she must live with Tom (Dan Stevens), a humanoid robot that has been precision-tooled to [...]

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Quo Vadis, Aida? dir Jasmila Zbanic (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Jasnic Djurcic is utterly convincing as the English teacher and translator, who strives to save her husband and children from the invading Serbian forces and the coming Srebrenica massacre by taking refuge in a United Nations camp. A powerful, even [...]

AED 52.50

Yalda – A Night For Forgiveness: dir Massoud Bakhshi (2019)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Maryam was living with the father of her best friend Mona in a temporary marriage. Now she stands accused of his murder. The twist is that it's happening on a reality TV show where Maryam is supposed to beg for [...]

AED 52.50

Yalda – A Night For Forgiveness: dir Massoud Bakhshi (2019)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

Maryam was living with the father of her best friend Mona in a temporary marriage. Now she stands accused of his murder. The twist is that it's happening on a reality TV show where Maryam is supposed to beg for [...]

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The River: dir Ghassan Salhab (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Lebanon’s leading avant-garde filmmaker Ghassan Salhab creates elliptical works that explore liminal emotional states connected with Lebanon’s troubled history, capturing a sense of disturbance that practically quivers with unexpressed tension. The River concludes a trilogy (preceded by The Mountain and [...]

AED 52.50

Luchadoras: dir Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

An intimate documentary portrait of three female wrestlers (luchadoras) from Ciudad Juarez. One wants to be able to give up the factory work that disenfranchises so many women; another cannot cross the border to see her daughters in the States; [...]

AED 52.50

Tailor: dir Sonia Liza Kentermann (2020)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

When the bank threatens to repossess the family’s tailoring business and his father falls ill, Nikos takes action: with a mobile sales stand he tries again to sell his suits to the people. Then he comes across a much more [...]

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The River: dir Ghassan Salhab (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Lebanon’s leading avant-garde filmmaker Ghassan Salhab creates elliptical works that explore liminal emotional states connected with Lebanon’s troubled history, capturing a sense of disturbance that practically quivers with unexpressed tension. The River concludes a trilogy (preceded by The Mountain and [...]

AED 52.50

Der Menschliche Faktor (Human Factors): dir Ronny Trocker (2021)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

Trocker's second feature is a convoluted but enjoyable Euro-thriller cum family-in-crisis drama; the interlocking stories are told from the different perspectives of a  middle class family (two parents, two kids). But Human Factors is a little different in that it’s [...]

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Schachnovelle (The Royal Game): dir Philipp Stölzl (2021)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

This adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s classic novel tells the story of a lawyer who was imprisoned by the Nazis and put into solitary confinement when he refused to cooperate in passing over the accounts of his clients. He remains steadfast [...]

Free but pre-register

Luchadoras: dir Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim (2021)

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

An intimate documentary portrait of three female wrestlers (luchadoras) from Ciudad Juarez. One wants to be able to give up the factory work that disenfranchises so many women; another cannot cross the border to see her daughters in the States; [...]

Free but pre-register

mark>LAST CHANCE /mark> The River: dir Ghassan Salhab (2021)

Cinema Akil Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Lebanon’s leading avant-garde filmmaker Ghassan Salhab creates elliptical works that explore liminal emotional states connected with Lebanon’s troubled history, capturing a sense of disturbance that practically quivers with unexpressed tension. The River concludes a trilogy (preceded by The Mountain and [...]

AED 52.50