Ajyal festival presents exciting feature films
The 9th Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), offers local moviegoers memorable big-screen cinema experiences with screenings of exciting feature films at the Katara Cultural Village and VOX Cinemas in Doha Festival City from 7 to November 13. The screenings are part of the festival’s return to in-person events this year, in a safe environment that meets government health guidelines.
Costa Brava, Lebanon by Mounia Akl
Ajyal Film Festival 2021 feature films to be screened at Katara Drama Theater (Building 16) and VOX Cinemas Doha Festival City include: Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix winner, ‘Feathers’ from Omar El Zohairy; âCosta Brava Lebanonâ supported by DFI by Mounia Akl; âWriting with Fireâ by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh; Supported by DFI, âLittle Palestine, Diary of a Siegeâ by Abdullah al-Khatib; âOrcaâ by Sahar Mossayebi; Co-funded by DFI, ‘Land of Dreams’ by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari and ‘Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair’ by Danis Tanovic.
Orca of Sahar Mossayebi
âCaptains of Zaatariâ by Ali El Arabi; Beneficiary DFI, ‘School of Hope’ of Mohamed El Aboudi; winner of the Grand Prix in Cannes, ‘A Hero’ by Asghar Farhadi; “Asteroid” by Mehdi Hoseiniv and Aalipour; Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival, âBrother’s Keeperâ by Ferit Karahan; Audience Award Winner at the 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, âDear Future Childrenâ by Franz BÃ¶hm; NETPAC Award winner in Busan, âFighterâ by Jero Yun; winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at SXSW 2021, âLily Topples the Worldâ by Jeremy Workman; Laura Wandel’s âPlaygroundâ; âNobody should knowâ by Bouli Lanners; ‘JosÃ©e, the tiger and the fish’ by Kotaro Tamura and ‘Poupelle of Chimney Town’ by Yusuke Hirota are the other flagship films screened during the festival.