Films for our 2nd Half - 2021 season
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Thursday 12 August 2021 7.00pm
The Perfect Candidate
2021 Haifaa Al-Mansour Saudi Arabia 104min PG Arabic w Eng Subs
A young Saudi female doctor decides to run for an office in a municipal election in this drama from renowned filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda, Mary Shelley).
Al-Mansour's statement about the film: "Through her journey I want to show an optimistic view of the role women can play in Saudi society and the contributions they can make towards forging their own destinies. I want to encourage Saudi women to take a chance and break away from the system that for so long has held us back. Change must ultimately be sustained and driven by the people who are most in need of improvements and increased mobility in their daily lives."
Thursday 12 August 2021 starts 9.00pm.
2019 Jan Komasa Poland 115min MA15+ Polish w Eng subs
Loosely based on a celebrated real-life case that made headlines in Poland, this drama follows a juvenile delinquent who poses as a small-town priest.
Working from a script by Mateusz Pacewicz, who wrote an article about the case the film is based on, director Jan Komasa massages the unlikely idea into a tale of second chances and redemption, with a keen eye for the insularity and small-mindedness of a remote rural community.
Thursday 26 August 2021 starts 7.00pm.
2021 Kelly Reichardt USA 122min M English
Thursday 26 August 2021 starts 9.20pm.
2020 Virpi Suutari Finland 103min M Finish w English subs.
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The films that make up our program have been selected, mostly sight unseen by the committee and based on availability as announced by the distributors. We aim to select a variety of films from various countries
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