WOW has been celebrating the riches of world cinema since 2001, bringing an eclectic, intriguing, and moving selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales. WOW presents a selection of the very best in world cinema – and sometimes a film from Wales too.
Llongyfarchiadau - congratulations to Asghar Farhadi (director of A Separation, The Past) and all who worked on The Salesman, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. If you enjoyed our Iranian Film Day a couple of years back, then don't miss this film when it's screened at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Chapter in March.
Among the nominees was the visually and culturally rich Tanna, a rare film from the South Pacific. The only place to see the film in Wales last year was at WOW Film Festival!
Farhadi boycotted the awards ceremony in protest against Trump's travel ban, but in an acceptance speech read out by Iranian-born US engineer and astronaut Anousheh Ansari he said, "Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever."