A rare chance to see a delightful Nepali film set in the awesome Himalayas during the Maoist insurgency. Despite belonging to different castes and social creeds, Prakesh and Kiran are best friends. The boys devise a plan to make some money by raising a hen and selling its eggs.
A free screening of a classic Taiwanese-language film, The Bride Who Has Returned from Hell.
Made in 1965 and adapted from Victoria Holt’s novel, Mistress of Mellyn, this film embodies the Taiwanese-language film industry’s enthusiasm for exploring new stories, fresh elements, and foreign influences. The ‘who-done-it’ narrative combines family melodrama’s rifts, risks, and restoration of domestic order with suspense, mystery, romantic entanglement, and supernatural elements of Gothic romance. Highly enjoyable.
The event will be introduced by Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (SOAS, University of London). There will also be a post-screening discussion with Ms Teresa Huang, Director of Restoration, Taiwan Film Institute.
A charming, gentle tale about a group of village boys caught in the crossfire of civil war. In the lush breathtakingly green Colombian mountains, Manuel, Julian and Poca Luz enjoy a simple life where a football or set of coloured pencils is a treasured gift.
Playful, touching and smart, with the lightest of touches this tale of a young Chinese migrant finding her feet in Buenos Aires covers a lot of ground in its brief running time. Finding a job and learning Spanish are Xiaobin’s first priorities. Both bring with them the dilemmas of human relationships.
Resolutely low-key, this sweet romantic tale of a modest underdog preparing for his big fight conjures up a delightful mood of bittersweet melancholy. Although the expectations of the Finnish nation weigh on his shoulders, Olli Maki’s preparations for his shot at the world title seem surprisingly amateurish.
Beautifully made, perfectly judged in every way, Kaurasmaki’s wonderfully droll humour is perfectly suited to this sweet story of a Syrian refugee taken in by the good people of Helsinki. Both hysterical and heartbreaking, this charming, humane comedy is enough to give you hope!
“the warmest, most life-enhancing film I've seen this year.” David Gillam, WOW Film Festival Director
Winner Silver Bear for Best Director Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Farhadi (A Separation, The Past) continues to astonish with this beautifully modulated portrait of a man, a marriage, and a society where nothing is quite as it seems. Emad is a kind and considerate English teacher who is also performing in Death of A Salesman.
This charts Syria’s devastating civil war through an intimate portrait of a group of optimistic young friends hungry for change. They take to the streets with a smile and a song, but soon they feel the full force of the government’s brutal backlash of torture, death and destruction.
A compelling, authentic first-hand account of the plight of refugees told from their own perspective. Camped out overlooking Melilla, the tiny Spanish port on North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, Malian refugee Abou Bakar Sidibé is given a camera to document the daily life of his fellow refugees.
This is an inspiring, timely movie about the best ways to solve our ecological crisis. Presented in five key chapters that lay out clearly and simply the work of pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education.
This is the extraordinary true story of Saroo, a young boy who becomes separated from his family when he accidentally boards a train that transports him across India. Eventually he is adopted by an Australian couple, who raise him as their own. But as a young man, haunted by his memories, Saroo is determined to find his home, his mother and siblings. With a little bit of hope, and a helping hand from Google Earth, he tries to make his way back to the childhood and family he left behind...
(creche and refreshments included)
Free tickets for asylum seeking women
Cash only please, no cards
TO BOOK YOUR TICKET/CRECHE
Fuelled by a high-octane central performance this is a constantly absorbing thriller about a likeable, optimistic and street-wise young man’s rise from bus conductor to big-time drug dealer. Wulu shows a rather different picture of Mali than usual, intelligently connecting Ladji’s rise and fall to the political events that led up to Mali’s 2012 coup.
WOW FILM CLUB and GENTLE/RADICAL invite you to a Halloween night of food, short films and discussion for and about young people. We want to start a conversation about what young people want to see happening in our city.
How do we make spaces for you as young people?
How does our culture reflect and support you?
How can your voices be heard, how can adults listen?
This event is a chance for young people, and those who work with you, to get together and discuss what a radical future for young people might look like.
It's Halloween, so our film shorts are themed around some scary stuff: ghosts, ghouls, but also some of the scary things young people are facing today - from police checks to lack of job opportunities, from body image to Islamaphobia...
This get together is about watching short films, sharing food, and discussing your aspirations, frustrations, and how to deal with the challenges of living in a society that doesn't know how to value your voice
All young people welcome (that means up to 25, and we're flexible if you're a little older!)
6.00pm - 9.00pm, Wednesday November 1st
56 Machen Place, Riverside CF11 6EQ
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU'RE ATTENDING so we get enough food in (food will be Halal).