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SAFAR Festival: The Gravedigger's Wife (Cert TBC)

Directed by: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
Finland, Germany, France/Somali (English subtitles) (2021)
Wednesday 6 July 2022 6pm
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  • Peak Screenings (after 6pm) £10.50. Concessions £9
  • Off-Peak Screenings (before 6pm) £9. Concessions £8
  • Under 26s £5 all screenings

  • Cast
    Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim

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    1 hour and 22 minutes (No pre-show)

    Recommended Age:
    Advised certificate: 12A

    Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son, Mahad and facing difficult times. 

    Nasra urgently needs an expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how can they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together? 

    Finnish writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, born in Mogadishu 40 years ago, has directed several successful short films, such as The Night Thief in 2017. In addition, he has already made a notable career as a scriptwriter. The Gravedigger’s Wife is his first feature and it premiered in the competition of the Critics Week of Cannes in 2021.

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