November 09, Friday

Until The Birds Return (ﻃﺒﻴﻌﺔ اﻟﺤﺎل) (2017)

Directed by Karim Moussaoui
Algeria, France, Germany | None | Drama | Arabic, French | 113 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

Three stories set in today’s Algeria. In Algiers, Mourad, a property developer is wealthy and more or less satisfied with his lot but he does not know how to make happy those close to him; Lila, his confused ex-wife; Rash, his frustrated second wife; Nacim, his disenchanted son. Djabil, Mourad’s chauffeur, has accepted to drive Aicha and his father from Algiers to Biskra where the young woman is to be married civilly. Now, Djabil happens to be Aicha’s lover. In Sétif, Dahman, a neurologist, hopes to marry Radia at last. But the promotion he expects seems to be put off forever. He is in double trouble when a woman accuses him of serious wrongdoing.

The Rider (2017)

Directed by Chloé Zhao
USA | R | Drama, Western | English | 104 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

Based on a true story, The Rider stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. The Rider is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.


Ana & Bruno (2018)

Directed by Carlos Carrera
mexico | G | Adventure, Animation | English, Spanish | 93 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Nov 9, 11:00am, Nov 10, 11:00am

Ana, a nine year old girl, arrives with her mother to an isolated beach with the intention to rest and to know the sea. There, she discovers that they are under a terrible threat, therefore she is obligated to look for help with her father in order to save her mother. Ana & Bruno is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.


My Pure Land (2017)

Directed by Sarmad Masud
Pakistan, UK | PG | Drama, Thriller | English, Urdu | 92 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

A young woman called Nazo and her mother and sister are called to defend their home after a bitter family feud leads to her father’s incarceration. In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, the women find themselves surrounded by armed men hired by their Uncle Mehrban to take back the land. When Nazo’s resistance leaves two of the men dead, an enraged Mehrban calls in a local ragtag militia – two hundred armed bandits. But even with only a handful of bullets left, Nazo refuses to give in.