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The Shower (소나기) (2017)

Directed by AHN Jae-hun
South Korea | G | Animation | Korean | 48 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Nov 16, 11:00am, Nov 17, 11:00am

A special Cinemini edition part of the Korean Film Festival’s Dubai edition co-presented by the Korea-Arab Society and in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Center. A girl spends time on one of the stepping stones at a brook, whilst a boy stays put awkwardly for days as she’s blocking his way. As the girl breaks the silence and the two start to get along, having fun together in the mountains, a sudden shower of rain pours down and the girl falls ill…

 

Shoplifters (万引き家族) (2018)

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Japan | R | Crime, Drama | Japanese | 121 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from carefree and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends’ habit and their motivations come under the microscope. 

Leto (Лето) (2018)

Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
France, Russia | R | Biography, Music, Romance | English, Russian | 126 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.

 

My Pure Land (2017)

Directed by Sarmad Masud
Pakistan, UK | None | Drama, Thriller | English, Urdu | 92 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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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.