On Borrowed Time


The Main 3 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 7:05 PM
The Main 3 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 11:45 AM
The Main 3 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 7:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Shabab Sheyab
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Best of Fest
Culture & Society
Visual Arts
Voice Category:Laugh Out Loud
Release Year:2018
Runtime:93 min
Country/Region:United Arab Emirates
Print Source:Cinetic
Director:Yasir Al-Yasiri
Producer:Rami Yasin
Cinematographer:Adrian Silisteanu
Screenwriter:Yasir Al-Yasiri
Editor:Shahnaz Dulaimy
Composer:Jerry Lane
Principal Cast:Saad Al Faraj
Salloum Haddad
Mansour Al Feeli
Marei Al Halian
Fouad Ali
Layla Abdullah


Director Yasir Al-Yasiri Attending April 18 + 21

A feel-good comedy about aging, friendship and new directions, On Borrowed Time is director Yasir Al Yasir’s follow-up to his 2012 film Murk Light, which earned him the Best Short Narrative Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Taking place in and around a Dubai retirement home, the film follows four elderly men who appear to be settling in for the long haul—that is, until one of them receives an unexpected and mammoth inheritance.

A family comedy, the film features a powerhouse international cast including Kuwaiti actor Saad Al Faraj, Syrian actor Salloum Hadad and Emirati actors Mansoor Al Feeli and Marie Al Halyan. While On Borrowed Time is delightful when exploring the prospect of a new lease on life, its best moments are when it tenderly highlights the importance of friendship regardless of whether or not that lease holds up.

Director Biography

Yasir Al Yasiri Yasir Al-Yasiri is renowned for his work in the Arab entertainment industry as a music video director. Yasir had ten awards under his belt before his film debut Murk Light ('13), which screened at over thirty film festivals and earned him the Best Short Narrative Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.



"On Borrowed Time is not a political testament: it’s a tender, humane comedy that might have been set in any country where a group of aging citizens struggle to retain their dignity and their vitality." - Hollywood Reporter


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