The programme features screenings at the Foundation’s outdoor Mirage City Cinema from 19 February through 26 March.
Sharjah Art Foundation has announced outdoor film screenings as part of the Spring Film Series. Featuring award-winning and new feature-length films exploring notions of passion, ambition and determination, the programme presents diverse stories with protagonists determined to survive and co-exist within particular social and political dilemmas. The programme includes films that have been submitted as the Best International Feature entries at the 93rd Academy Awards (2021) by their respective countries.
The film screenings take place in the Foundation’s open-air contemporary theatre Mirage City Cinema in Al Mureijah Art Spaces from 19 February to 26 March 2021.
Spring Film Series is set to screen The Unknown Saint, a film directed by Alaa Eddine Aljem, on February 19, 2021. A feature-length narrative film is a satirical perspective on rural Moroccan society and follows the story of Amine, a thief who returns to the spot where he buried his loot years after he is released from prison. Upon his return to retrieve the bag, he finds that a mausoleum honouring an unknown saint now covers the site and a new village subsists on the pilgrims who travel from far and wide to visit the mausoleum. Amine settles into the village and begins plotting a way in.
The Milkmaid, a political drama directed by Desmond Ovbiagele will screen on March 5. The Milkmaid explores the harsh reality of sub-Saharan conflict and tells the story of Aisha, a Fulani milkmaid who is forced by personal circumstances to approach religious militants in search of her younger sister.
The screening of Sun Children, a movie directed by Majid Majidi will take place on March 26. A feature-length drama follows 12-year-old Ali and his friends, a gang of mischievous street children living in bustling Tehran, as they attempt to support their families by doing odd jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make easy money.