As The Scene Club’s incredible growth continues apace, Matt Fortune previews the spring programme for Dubai’s best-loved film club
The Scene Club has taken up residence at Vox Cinemas Mall of the Emirates, where it will screen 24 original cut films for members only, while its spiritual home – Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre – undergoes renovation. With premium membership packages now available, there’s no better time to join. Here’s what’s coming soon.
This Golden Globe-nominated follow-up from the writer of Oscar-winning A Separation is an intricate family drama that’s every bit as angry and desperate as the protagonists’ attempts to rectify the impact of their poor life choices. April 13.
The first Estonian film to receive Oscar recognition (Best Foreign Language nomination in 2015), Zaza Urushadze’s tale of the 1992 Soviet conflict in Georgia is an affecting and intimate portrait of war’s impact on the individual. May 18.
Class barriers are shattered in this quiet and refined look at social injustice in South America. It’s a timely choice, screened as political and financial upheaval blights Brazil’s preparations for the Olympics this summer. May 25.
Syrian love Story
The Scene Club’s documentary month kicks-off with Sean McAllister’s profile of a fleeing family, bound by their beliefs and torn apart as a result of standing by them. Shot over five years, it shows the challenges don’t stop in the so-called promised land. June.
Berit Madsen’s first documentary illuminates the ambitions of a teenage girl with designs on reaching space, but crossing a border (both literal and metaphorical) from her Iranian province, would be an achievement. June.