AKASHA (2018)

Adnan is a Sudanese revolutionary who is considered a war hero. His love for his AK-47 is matched only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after his leave, the army commander launches a kasha: the rounding up and arresting of truant soldiers. Adnan is caught and makes a run for it, with pacifist Absi in tow. The two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his two loves while avoiding their fellow soldiers. Director/writer Hajooj Kuka (BEATS OF THE ANTONOV) takes Jean-Luc Godard's famous adage to its logical extreme with a hilarious love triangle between a girl, a man and his gun, creating perhaps the first-ever stoner comedy to explore life and ideology in rebel-held areas of Sudan. Official Selection, 2018 Venice, Toronto and AFI FEST film festivals. (Note adapted from Big World Cinema.) DIR/SCR/PROD Hajooj Kuka; PROD Steven Markovitz. Sudan/South Africa/Germany/Qatar, 2018, color, 78 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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78 Minutes
Romantic comedy

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