HERE COMES THE SUN

HERE COMES THE SUN

Film | 3 June - 28 August 2015 | Weekly Wed, Thurs, Fri | 19:00 | A4 Cinema Room

Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue present Here Comes The Sun, a summer-long film series that showcases stories and narratives that grapple with concepts relating to sunlight, sunshine and the Sun in its many manifestations, featuring 13 films from around the world that span a universe of cinematic styles, directors and genres, including romance, sci-fi, drama and comedy. Here Comes the Sun runs from the first week of June to the last week of August, including Ramadan, premiering one new film every week.

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. Whether we meet creatures threatened by the Sun in silent-era classics like F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, or power-hungry leaders trying to control the Sun in Roberto Rossellini’s The Rise of Louis XIV (La Prise de Pouvoir par Louis XIV), this tailored programme allows audiences an unprecedented encounter with this celestial powerhouse.