Cinema Akil - A Hard Day's Night film screenings in July

Last month saw the launch of Cinema Akil's A Hard Day's Night summer film screenings. Here's the line up for this month, the screenings take place at the Cinema Room in A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue

13th, 14th, 15th July 2016 at 7.00pm


Directed by Jamshid Bahmani

2004 | 26 min | Farsi | Iran | G | Documentary, Short

‘Handmade’ is a documentary shot in a glass blower’s not far from Tehran. The film not only shows the craftsmen’s difficult working conditions but also the delicate fruit of their labour.


Directed by Vahid Vakilifar

2010 | 84 min | Azeri, Farsi, Kurdish | Iran | General | Drama

Ghobad, Jahan and Nezam, three men in pursuit of a better life, leave home and head for Oslouyeh, one of the richest gas producing regions in the south of Iran.

However, the difficult living conditions together with the low salaries oblige them and others to find shelter along the disused sections of the pipeline. The group of workers manage to create an atmosphere of camaraderie despite the difficult conditions with which they are faced.

20th, 21st, 22nd July 2016 at 7.00pm

Two Days, One Night

Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne

2014 | 95 min | French | Belgium, Francy, Italy | PG | Drama

Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

27th, 28th, 29th July 2016 at 7.00pm

Modern Times

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

1936 | 87 min | English | USA | G | Comedy, Drama

Chaplins last ‘silent’ film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital.

When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow Charlie through many more escapades before the film is out.

- Schedules are subject to change, please check our website for updates.

- Screenings are free, open to the public and are on a first-come-first-seated basis.

- Please note the ratings before bringing children or underage adults to the screenings.