October 06, Saturday

Dogman (2018)

Directed by Matteo Garrone
France, Italy | PG-13 | Drama | Italian | 102 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Directed by Sergei Parajanov
Soviet Union | PG | Drama | Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian | 79 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Oct 3, 7:30pm, Oct 6, 5:00pm

A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series of tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, The Color of Pomegranates revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the eighteenth-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative.

Yomeddine (2018)

Directed by Abu Bakr Shawky
Austria, Egypt, USA | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Arabic | 97 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

Beshay – a man cured of leprosy – has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meager possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, and a little humanity…