You Will Die at Twenty

02 March 2022 Sudan/ France/Egypt/GermanyNorway/Qatar 2019 Director: Amjad Abu Alala The debut film of Amjad Abu Alalah expands from a fable-like premise to create a culturally- specific, morally compelling story. Muzamil (Moatasem Rashid) is raised by his mother Sakina (Islam Mubarek) with a heavy weight over him. A sheikh has predicted that Muzamil will die… Continue reading You Will Die at Twenty

Veins of the World

01 December 2021 Mongolia/Germany 2020 Director: Bayambasuren Davaa The director of much-loved World Cinema classic The Story of the Weeping Camel transports us to the spectacular beauty of the Mongolian steppe. This time she looks at the encroachment ofmodernity and its effect on nomadic lifestyles that have changed little in hundreds of years. Following the… Continue reading Veins of the World

The Wonders

03 November 2021 Italy/Switzerland/Germany 2014 Director: Alice Rohrwachers Outstanding performances from the ensemble cast bring warmth and insight to this film about an alternative-lifestyle family eking out a breadline existence as beekeepers in the Tuscan wilds. When a television crew arrives to film the “Countryside Wonders” competition, twelve-year-old Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu) is transfixed by… Continue reading The Wonders

The Whistlers

06 October 2021 Romania/France/Germany 2019 Director: Corneliu Porumboiu Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu moves into film noir territory with this tough, twisty, elegant and stylish double-dealing thriller. Corrupt cop Cristi (Vlad Ivanov) is a member of a Bucharest crime syndicate. He travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera as part of a plan to free… Continue reading The Whistlers

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

15 February 2023 Brazil/Germany 2019 Director: Karim Ainouz Eurídice (Carol Duarte), 18, and Guida (Julia Stockler), 20, are two inseparable sisters living under the oppressive guard of their father, Manuel (Antônio Fonseca), the patriarch of their conservative household. It’s 1950 in Rio de Janeiro and the girls dream of better lives abroad: Eurídice, as a… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Compartment No.6

18 January 2023 Finland/Estonia/Germany/Russia 2021 Director: Juho Kuosmanen As a train weaves its way through Russia to the Arctic Circle, two strangers share a journey that will change their perspective on life. A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the Arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to… Continue reading Compartment No.6

The Grave Digger’s Wife

1 November 2023 Finland/Germany/France/ Somalia/Qatar 2021 83 Minutes Director: Khadar Aydreus Ahmed Winner of Best Film at the African Movie Academy Awards, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s The Gravedigger’s Wife is set in Djibouti City, where Guled (Omar Abdi) works hard to support his wife and son. The deaths of others provide him with a living as… Continue reading The Grave Digger’s Wife