Cinema aficionados won’t want to miss out on film director and writer Jean Vigo’s seminal full-length feature L’Atalante at Cinema Akil.
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
28 August 2020, 12:00 AM
03 September 2020, 12:00 AM
Jean Vigo’s influential full-length feature L’Atalante will be screened at Cinema akil starting from August 28. This movie is considered by critics as one of the greatest films of all time and also known as Le Chaland qui passe (The Passing Barge).
The work captures the transition from surrealism in 1920s French cinema to the poetic realism of the 1930s.
A pleasant tale of love and hope, it follows a ship captain who marries a simple country girl and sails off into the sunset with her aboard his boat.
At sea, the newlyweds are accompanied by a crusty first mate, cabin boy and gang of scrawny cats, thickening the narrative as the duo navigates the challenges of the life they’ve embarked on together.