Rhowan is WOW's marketing officer. As a Japanese language graduate (SOAS), unsurprisingly she is a massive fan of Kore-eda Hirokazu, Beat Takeshi and all things Ghibli.
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.
Gently striking, achingly tense, this subtly explores the shifting relationship between the dimunitive Lilith, a blonde, blue-eyed Argentinian girl, and Josef Menegle, the Nazi doctor on the run for his crimes at Auschwitz.
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.
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.
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 classy supernatural thriller has echoes of The Devil’s Backbone as mysterious figures from their past reappear to haunt the guilty.
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 terrific piece of socially aware world cinema this morphs into a tense, gripping crime-thriller with an ingenious twist that defies expectations.
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.
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.
The number of tickets sold at WOW in 2013 were up 14% on last year, with attendances at Chapter up 25% and Aberystwyth up 75%.
With a total of around 4,000 attendances, WOW’s average attendances across all screenings and events was up 46% in 2013 to 74 people per show.