Ajyal Festival showcases exciting feature films

The 9th Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), offers local moviegoers memorable big-screen cinema experiences with thrilling feature film screenings at Katara Cultural Village and VOX Cinemas in Doha Festival City November 7-13. 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 Prize Winner, Omar’s ‘Feathers’ El Zohairy; “Costa Brava Lebanon” supported by DFI by Mounia Akl; “Writing with Fire” by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh; supported by DFI, “Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege” by Abdullah al-Khatib; ‘Orca’ by Sahar Mossayebi; co-financed by DFI, “Land of Dreams” by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari and “Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair” by Danis Tanovic.

Orc of Sahar Mossayebi

‘Captains of Zaatari’ by Ali El Arabi; DFI Grantee, ‘School of Hope’ by Mohamed El Aboudi; winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, “A Hero” by Asghar Farhadi; “Asteroid” by Mehdi Hoseiniv and Aalipour; Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2021, ‘Brother’s Keeper’ by Ferit Karahan; Winner of the audience award at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021, ‘Dear Future Children’ by Franz Böhm; winner of the NETPAC prize in Busan, “Fighter” by Jero Yun; winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at SXSW 2021, “Lily Topples the World” by Jeremy Workman; “Playground” by Laura Wandel; ‘No one has to know’ by Bouli Lanners; ‘Josée, the tiger and the fish’ by Kotaro Tamura and ‘Poupelle de Chimney Town’ by Yusuke Hirota are the other festive films screened during the festival.

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