The Scene Club is a private film club that showcases the best of world independent cinema
Founded in 2007 by award-winning Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja, The Scene Club represents a powerful shift in altering the perception of cinema in the UAE. It is the first club in Dubai that showcases current independent films in their raw human form, where topics are both poignant and impactful. The Club hosts 24 unique titles and 12 private food and film events all around the city, all year long.
MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
Wednesday 12th October – 8:00 PM
Coming Soon in July, 2016
Screening at VOX Cinemas (Mall of the Emirates) – Screen 17
Registration & networking session starts 1 hour before screening
Kosovo, 1999. As the civil war between Serbs and Albanians rages, hatred has replaced tolerance, and towns are brutally divided along ethnic lines. The young Serbian widow Danica lives with her two sons Vlado and Danilo in a predominantly Serbian community close to a small town which the River Ibar divides into an Albanian and a Serbian section. The death of Danica’s husband at the hands of the Albanians has left profound traces in the family. Little Danilo has not spoken a word since, and Vlado has become a hooky-playing loner who dreams of owning a bright blue bicycle. In order to be able to afford it, he dives into the Ibar every day to catch fish which the kiosk owner buys from him for a few coins. In spite of the war, everyone in the community strives to lead normal lives. But one day, Danica returns from town to find a seriously injured Kosovo-Albanian soldier, Ramiz, in her house. Though aware that he is on the run from the Serbian militia, Danica takes Ramiz in and nurses him.
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Language: Serbian, Albanian (with English subtitles)
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