Cinema Akil - Here Comes the Sun film screenings in June
"Here Comes the Sun" is the theme of Cinema Akil's latest film screenings which will take place between 3rd June and 28th August 2015 in the Cinema Room in A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue.
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.
I will list the film line up each month between now and August. But you can see the entire programme here. Here's the line up for June.
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) on
3rd, 4th, 5th June at 7.00 pm
Director: F.W. Murnau | 94 min | Silent | USA | Drama, Romance
"Director F.W. Murnau's emotional odyssey stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a country couple whose marriage is threatened when O'Brien falls prey to cosmopolitan temptress Margaret Livingston's feminine wiles. Imbued with an intoxicating ambiance in style and substance, the lyrical silent film -- which is, by turns, quixotic, blissful, sensual and terrifying -- chalked up Academy Awards for Best Actress (Gaynor) and Best Cinematography."
Plein Soleil / Purple Noon (1960) on
10th, 11th, 12th June at 7.00 pm
Director: René Clément | 118 min| English, French | France | Thriller
Based on the novel by crime scribe Patricia Highsmith who also wrote 'Strangers On A Train', Rene Clement's striking study from 1960 of a glamarous and complex psychopath features a career-defining turn from a young, beautiful and ultra-cool Alain Delon.
Solntse / The Sun (2005) on
17th June at 7.00 pm and 18th, 19th June at 9.00 pm
Director: Alexander Sokurov | 110 min | Japanese | Russia | Drama, History
The Sun / Solntse is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included Taurus about the Soviet Union's Vladimir Lenin and Moloch about Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler. The Sun won the Golden Apricot at the 2005 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Feature Film.
Duel in the Sun (1946) on
25th, 26th, 27th June at 9.00 pm
Director: King Vidor | 129 min | English | USA | Western, Romance
Duel in the Sun is a Technicolor 1946 Western film directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick, which tells the story of a Mestiza (half-Native American) girl who goes to live with her caucasian relatives, becoming involved in prejudice and forbidden love.
The movie stars Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish and Lionel Barrymore.