Scraping a living as a porter around the central market in Paraguay’s capital Ascunsion, young Victor gets the job of transporting seven boxes to an undisclosed location.
This rich and delightful examination of the way films have viewed children amply demonstrates that no art form has looked more closely at kids than film. In his inimitable, enthusiastic style Mark (The Story of Film) Cousins draws on over fifty films from around the world to show the affinity between film and childhood.
One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature. Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic. Quiet but good natured, dare-devilish but humble, rugged but gentle, and exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to their little slice of wilderness. Between their uncanny understanding of the landscape and their reindeer on the one hand, and their heavy reliance on snowmobiles and helicopters on the other, the herders have been categorized as beacons of sustainability and demons of environmentalism – in essence, poster children for simplicity and technology alike. Their story raises weighty questions about what it means to live with the land and invites audience members to reconsider their own assumptions about technology, food production, and, most critically, man’s place in nature.
October is Black History Month, and we’re delighted this month to be screening a period drama with a difference. Belle tells the story of a mixed race woman – the illegitimate daughter of a naval officer and a slave – who is sent to live on a grand English estate with her uncle. She grows up leading a privileged life of wealth, but in a society which can never accept her on account of her colour. This is an inspiring film about one woman’s struggle - to define her own identity, to define her place in society, and to play her part in bringing an end to slavery.
WOW Film Festival and its sister project the WOW Women’s Film Club invite you to a unique pop-up cinema event. A journey of discovery to the heart of Grangetown’s Gujarati community, who will be giving us all a warm welcome at their temple for a joyful celebration of the very best of Indian film.
Shot in the hills behind Aberystwyth with many a familiar face in evidence, this explores the psychological scars of being a war reporter.
From the director of the wonderful The Past and the Oscar-winning A Separation comes this compelling, multi-layered portrait of three marriages.
An immensely enjoyable film about a strong-willed, fun-loving, middle-aged divorcee determined to enjoy life to the full.
A terrific piece of socially aware world cinema this morphs into a tense, gripping crime-thriller with an ingenious twist that defies expectations.
Bored and lonely the Man on the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet.
This is an entertaining, atmospherically shot comedy drama about Mwas, a country boy who sets off to Nairobi to become an actor. Inevitably he is soon struggling for survival in the slums of the city.
An inspired, innovative evocation of a Gypsy life that is now lost for ever, this is full of music, despair, and the triumph of one woman over all that life throws at her.
A fascinating glimpse into the behind the scenes negotiations that built trust between the apartheid regime and neighbouring countries determined to bring about change in South Africa.
Anne is trying to get her life back on track after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections leaves her widowed, her son hospitalized and her farm in ruins.
The cheerful, charming, story of sprightly Allan who disappears from the old people’s home on his 100th birthday and soon has the police and a gang of Nazis on his tail. Through Allan’s picaresque journey we learn the story of his life and his impact on world events. The great pleasure he gets from blowing things up leads via mental hospital, the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and the Gulag, to ridiculous encounters with Franco, Stalin, Reagan, and finally to a career as a double agent. A wonderfully entertaining shaggy dog story that neatly balances dark humour and playful storytelling.
Diego Quemada-Diez’s (Ken Loach's camera assistant) debut feature follows three Guatemalan teenagers on their perilous journey across Mexico to find work in the USA.
A delightful comic romance between two mismatched characters who never meet. Lonely young wife Ila is dissatisfied with her daily lot that includes preparing lunch for her neglectful husband that’s delivered by the legendary Mumbai Lunchbox wallahs who everyday deliver a million similar lunches to desks all over the city.
FOOD & FILM SCREENING AT OASIS CARDIFF
The WOW Women’s Film Club and Oasis are teaming up for their first film event in Splott!
Thursday 3rd December, 6pm
Oasis Cardiff, 69b Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW
Tickets include screening followed by food
£5 / £1 concession
We know all too well the plight of refugees in recent months. Tragic stories in the media of people – from children to elders – losing their lives trying to escape horrors at home. There has been an outpouring of support across Europe. And a strong message to our governments to do more.
But what does it mean for us here in Cardiff, a city where refugees and asylum seekers are already part of our community? What connections can we make with communities on our doorstep?
This pop-up film event is a chance for Cardiff communities and asylum seeker and refugee communities to meet – share food, watch a film and get to know each other more.
The event is a mixed family screening – men, women and children all welcome!
A Laotian family are forced to leave their village to make way for a new dam. The film follows the story of young Ahlo, who has always been blamed for the family’s misfortunes. Determined to prove he’s not cursed, he decides to win their respect in a truly remarkable way. A touching and uplifting film for all the family!
“If you aren't moved by the "The Rocket" your heart is defective” Film.com
Winner Best Actor, Best Drama and Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival
This classy supernatural thriller has echoes of The Devil’s Backbone as mysterious figures from their past reappear to haunt the guilty.
Taking place in 'real time' this tale of a young girl's first journey alone into the fierce bustle of the market-lined streets of Tehran is a gripping film of audacious subtlety and simplicity. Gap-toothed sweetie Razieh has set her heart on getting a ‘chubby’ goldfish for New Year so sets off with her mother's last 500 toman.