Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • A Hero

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara | Opening Night - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Rahim finds himself in jail for incurring a business debt he is unable to repay. While on a two-day leave,

    Asghar Farhadi / Iran, France / Feature Narrative

  • Brother's Keeper

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Yusuf and his best friend Memo are pupils at a boarding school for Kurdish boys in Eastern Anatolia.

    Ferit Karahan / Turkey / Feature Narrative

  • Captains of Zaatari

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    After fleeing the war in Syria, best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi have spent the last five years in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp.

    Ali El Arabi / Egypt / Feature Documentary

  • Dear Future Children

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    With global protests on the rise, ‘Dear Future Children’ is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift.

    Franz Böhm / Germany, United Kingdom, Austria / Feature Documentary

  • Feathers

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    When a magic trick goes terribly awry at a children’s birthday party, the autocratic father of an impoverished family is turned abruptly into a chicken.

    Omar El Zohairy / France, Egypt, Netherlands, Greece / Feature Narrative

  • Fighter

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    After a courageous escape from North Korea, Jina spends some time in a social inclusion facility in the south before moving to a small studio in Seoul.

    Jéro Yun / South Korea / Feature Narrative

  • Lily Topples the World

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    The visually spectacular and utterly satisfying ‘Lily Topples the World’ follows 20-year-old Lily Hevesh—the world’s greatest domino “toppler” and the only woman in her field.

    Jeremy Workman / United States of America / Feature Documentary

  • Mulan

    Special Screening | Geekdom Screenings - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan takes his spot—though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu, she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way in this vibrantly animated tale about war, honour, gender roles and family pride.

    Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • Nobody Has To Know

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Working as a farmhand on a remote and weather-beaten Scottish island, middle-aged Phil is an outsider who speaks his mind.

    Bouli Lanners / Belgium, United Kingdom, France / Feature Narrative

  • Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Enis and Izo are friends living in the Old Town area of Sarajevo. Running restaurants opposite each other, they don’t seem overly concerned that they are business competitors.

    Danis Tanović / Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey / Feature Narrative