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Novo Cinemas

This year, in partnership with Novo Cinemas, we are expanding the Ajyal Film Festival to an even wider audience with a series of exclusive screenings at their Pearl Theatre One. The programme presents a selection of feature films from across the globe, highlighting the best in world cinema, and includes two programmes of short films made right here in Qatar.


 

Capharnaüm

Sat, Dec 1, 08:30 PM

Directed by: Nadine Labaki

‘Capharnaüm’ retraces the journey of 12-year-old Zain, who decides to sue his parents for having brought him into this world when they clearly can’t give him the care he needs.

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Freedom Fields

Thu, Nov 29, 08:30 PM

Directed by: Naziha Arebi

At the new dawn of a nation once cut off from the world, a dynamic group of women from fractured sides of the revolution come together to play football.

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Hayati

Fri, Nov 30, 08:30 PM

Directed by: Sofi Escudé, Liliana Torres

In 2015, Ossamah Al Mohsen and his son were tripped up by a TV reporter as they crossed the Hungarian border.

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Made in Qatar Programme 1 Presented by Ooredoo

Sun, Dec 2, 05:30 PM

We are once again delighted to celebrate the thriving state of filmmaking at home with our annual programme of local productions made right here in Qatar.

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Made in Qatar Programme 2 Presented by Ooredoo

Sun, Dec 2, 08:30 PM

We are once again delighted to celebrate the thriving state of filmmaking at home with our annual programme of local productions made right here in Qatar.

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Mirai

Sat, 1 Dec, 2:30 PM

Directed by: Mamoru Hosada

Mirai is a beautiful and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

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Next Door Spy

Thu, Nov 29, 05:30 PM

Directed by: Karla von Bengtson

‘AC’ dreams of being a detective. Starting a small investigation bureau, she sets out to solve a spate of thefts from her local grocery shop.

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The Man Who Stole Banksy

Mon, Dec 3, 08:30 PM

Directed by: Marco Proserpio

In 2007, anonymous street artist and activist Banksy painted a number of politically divisive artworks in Palestine.

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The Night I Swam

Fri, Nov 30, 02:30 PM

Directed by: Damien Manivel, Kohei Igarashi

In the beautiful snow-covered mountains of Japan, a fisherman makes his daily trip to the market in a nearby town.

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Weldi

Sat, Dec 1, 05:30 PM

Directed by: Mohamed Ben Attia

A father is confronted by his own reality and has to question himself and his choices.

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What Walaa Wants

Wed, Nov 28, 08:30 PM

Directed by: Christy Garland

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to become one of the few women in the Palestinian Security Forces.

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Zoo

Fri, Nov 30, 05:30 PM

Directed by: Colin McIvor

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save ‘Buster’ the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.

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