• On Borrowed Time

    Directed by Yasir Al Yasiri
    United Arab Emirates | 93 minutes | World Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • On Borrowed Time

    Directed by Yasir Al Yasiri
    United Arab Emirates | 93 minutes | World Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • On Borrowed Time

    Directed by Yasir Al Yasiri
    United Arab Emirates | 93 minutes | World Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • On Borrowed Time

    Directed by Yasir Al Yasiri
    United Arab Emirates | 93 minutes | World Premiere | New Voices New Visions

Four grumpy old men in a Dubai retirement home get a new lease on life when one of them receives a windfall inheritance. Dotted with tender moments, Yasir Al Yasiri’s gentle comedy moves along with a sprightly energy that can’t help but make you smile.

Schedule

January 5, 2018 10:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 5:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 4:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Even with Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa dominating the skyline outside their windows, life in a retirement home isn’t very exciting for the “Four Musketeers”: ex-soldier Fares, upbeat astrologer Hasan, retired pharmacist Abdullah, and wheelchair-bound Hamad. This quartet of variously afflicted grumpy old men spend their days grumbling about uncaring children, swapping medications, acting as matchmakers for the local staff, and watching movies they’ve seen before (because they can’t remember the endings). What they don’t do is adhere to Hasan’s carpe diem philosophy urging them to squeeze the best out of their dwindling time on earth. Until, that is, Fares receives a 50 million dirham (nearly $14 million) windfall, courtesy of a deceased nephew.

Director Yasir Al Yasiri’s gentle comedy is dotted with tender moments tackling aging and its accompanying indignities, but it moves along with a sprightly energy and an optimistic tone that can’t help but make you smile.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: United Arab Emirates
Year: 2018
Running Time: 93 minutes
Premier Status: World Premiere
Language: Arabic (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Yasir Al Yasiri
Producers: Rami Yasin, Caleb Wilson, Yasir Al Yasiri, Monsoor Alfeeli, Majid Al Ansari
Principal Cast: Salloum Haddad, Saad Alfaraj, Fouad Ali, Mansour Alfeeli, Marie Alhalyan
Cinematographers: Adrian Silisteanu, R.S.C.
Editor: Shahnaz Dulaimy
Music: Jerry Lane
Screenwriter: Yasir Al Yasiri

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