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Talking About Trees (PG) WOW Film Festival
Talking About Trees (PG) WOW Film Festival

Monday 9 March at 8pm & Wednesday 11 March at 1.30pm

Tickets - £4.50, WOW season pass - £16

 

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari

France/Sudan/Germany/Qatar/Chad, 2019, 1 hour 33 minutes, subtitles

A delightful documentary about a group of idealistic old friends determined to put on a film in a country where cinema going is no longer allowed. Reunited again after long years of exile, four unassuming filmmakers inspired by a love of film try to revive their old dream of making cinema a reality in Sudan.

Full of wry humour about their lives, their age and the foolishness of the task they have set themselves, the banter between the old mates as they face every obstacle is a total joy. This casts an oblique light on a country, a culture and a people about which we only ever hear badnews; any cinema fan will find this utterly irresistible.

“What kind of times are these, when to talk about trees is almost a crime, because it impliessilence about so many horrors?" Bertolt Brecht

“With unfailing artistry, director Suhaib Gasmelbari captures how cinema can be essential and why these men, with their unquenchable passion and respect for one another, deserve to be feted” Variety

Winner Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary Berlin International Film Festival 2019

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