SO MUCH DRAMA
The Junction at Al Serkal Avenue is presenting Mian Biwi aur Wagah (Husband, Wife and the Wagah Border), an Urdu play today and tomorrow (right). Based on a series of letters, the play evokes nostalgia about the lost art of letter-writing while exploring historical and socio-political elements through the story of a husband-wife duo and the personified Wagah border (the border between India and Pakistan) who is the narrator. Tickets cost Dh100; show starts at 7.30pm on both days.
From stage to the big screen, marital drama continues with Eleanor Ford Coppola’s film Paris Can Wait (above) that’s showing at Cinema Akil from today until August 17. The film centres on a journey of self-discovery made by Anne, played by Dianne Lane, during a seven hour food-fuelled road trip from Cannes to Paris that her inattentive movie-producer husband (played by Alec Baldwin) is unable to join her on. The film is the directorial debut of 81-year-old Eleanor (wife of Francis Ford Coppola) and her first screenwriting venture. Entry is free but Cinema Akil accepts contributions at the gate. Show starts at 9.30pm on all days; visit cinemaakil.com