Event Type: Film

-Queen of Glory

Director: Nana Mensah (United States, 2021) Certification: 15 | 1 h 18 min | Drama, Comedy | Language: English, Akan, Russian with English subtitles Queen of Glory’ is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When… Read more »

-Blind Ambition

Director: Robert Coe, Warwick Ross (Australia, 2021) Certification: 12 | 1 h 36 min | Documentary | Language: English, Shona, French with English subtitles This immensely enjoyable documentary profiles the unique lives of four sommeliers as they travel to France to enter the World Wine Tasting Championship. Joseph, Marlvin, Pardon and Tinashe are refugees who… Read more »

-Araya

Director: Margot Benacerraf (Venezuela, 1959) Certification: 15  | 1 h  30 min |  Language: Spanish with English subtitles Hailed as a landmark work of Latin American feminist cinema, also the only feature film by pioneering documentarian Margot Benacerraf, Araya is a poetic, visually arresting look at life on Venezuela’s Araya Peninsula, where generations of labourers… Read more »

-Arica

Director: Lars Edman, William Johansson Kalen, (Sweden, 2021) Certification: PG | 1 h 37 min | Documentary | Language: Swedish, English, Spanish with English subtitles Part personal journey, part courtroom drama, Arica is the story of a community fighting for justice. In the 1980s Swedish mining company Boliden ex-ported 20,000 tonnes of toxic waste to… Read more »

-Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland, France, Ukraine, 2018) Certification: 12 | 1h 41 min | Comedy, Drama | Language: Icelandic with English subtitles To her friends, Halla (Halldóra Geirharõsdóttir) leads a quiet and routine life. But her happy and upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist. Known to others as “The… Read more »

-Rebellion + Q&A

Rebellion + Q&A with co-director Maia Kenworthy Director: Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sanchez Bellot (United Kingdom, 2021, F-Rated) Certification:  15 | 1 h  23 min | Documentary | Language: English Rebellion is the first feature-length documentary to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Extinction Rebellion, following a group of unlikely allies as they come together to confront… Read more »

-Luzzu

Director: Alex Camilleri (Malta, USA, 2021) Certification: 15 | 1 h 34 min | Drama | Language: Maltese, English with English subtitles Jesmark, a struggling fisherman on the island of Malta, must make an agonising choice: repair his leaking luzzu, the traditional wooden fishing boat that has been in his family for generations, or decommission… Read more »

-Faces Places

Director: Agnès Varda, J.R. (France, 2017) Certification: 12  | 1 h 30 min | Documentary, Art | Language: French with English subtitles Faces Places (Visages Villages) Faces Places marked for Agnès Varda a long-awaited return to filmmaking near the celebration of her 90th birthday. Varda forged for this film an unexpected collaboration with photographer JR… Read more »

-Cinema Paradiso

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy, 1988) Certification: 12  | 2 h 4 min | Drama, Romance | Language: Italian with English subtitles Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the… Read more »

-Made in Hong Kong

Director:  Fruit Chan (Hong Kong, 1997)Certification: 15 | 1 h  49  min | Drama | Language: Cantonese with English subtitles Released to critical acclaim in 1997, the year of the Hong Kong handover, Fruit Chan’s Made in Hong Kong was praised as an anarchic masterpiece, a powerful distillation of urban alienation and youthful despair. Moon… Read more »