Last month saw the launch of Cinema Akil's "Here Comes the Sun" film screening in the Cinema Room in A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue which will run till 28th August 2015.
The series showcases stories and narratives that grapple with concepts relating to sunlight, sunshine and the sun in its many manifestations, featuring films from around the world that span a universe of cinematic styles, directors and genres, including romance, sci-fi, drama and comedy.
Presented at a time when The Sun takes full command over the city, Here Comes The Sun invites audiences to escape the heat and tuck themselves away into the Alserkal Avenue A4 screening room, a shelter of sorts for a cinematic confrontation with The Sun, our chosen protagonist for the summer.
Here's the line up for July (you can see the entire programme here):
Director: Victor Erica | 133 min| Spanish | Spain | Art, Drama
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) on 8th, 9th, 10th July at 9.00pm
Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris | 101 min | English | USA | Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Sunset Boulevard (1950) on 15th and 16th July at 9.00pm
Director: Billy Wilder | 110 min | English | USA | Film Noir, Romance
Utomlyonnye solntsem / Burnt by the Sun (1994) on 22nd, 23rd, 24th July at 7.00pm
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | 135 min | Russian | Russia | Drama, History, War
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV / The Rise of Louis XIV (1966) on 29th, 30th, 31st July | 7pm
Director: Roberto Rossellini | 90 min | French, Latin | France | Drama, History