Europa12A

Directed by Haider Rashid | Iraq | 2021 | 1h 12m | Arabic w/ English subtitles | Starring Adam Ali, Pietro Ciciriello, Mohamed Zouaoui, Svetlana Yancheva

A young Iraqi man enters Europe on foot at the Turkish border only to be captured by Bulgarian border police. He escapes and finds himself pursued by local mercenaries through the nearby woods. For three days and three nights he fights for his freedom on an intense journey of survival. An immersive and gripping thriller based on the true stories of migrants on the ‘Balkan route’ into Europe.

Reviews

‘Haider Rashid’s film-making is bravura stuff indeed…an intense and empathic work that deserves to be seen.’
★★★★
Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

‘An innovative, immersive insight into the migration crisis that also reveals much about human depravity.’
★★★★
David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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