Directed by Blerta Basholli | Kosovo | 2021 | 1h 24m | Albanian w/ English subtitles | Starring Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha

A group of women whose husbands never returned from war in Kosovo set up their own business selling homemade food. Together, they find solace in the new venture, but they are soon met by hostility by the men living in their town. Based on a true story, this stirring portrait of female defiance became the first ever film to win all three major awards (Audience Award, Directing Award, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize) at the Sundance Film Festival.


‘Buzzing with joy, connection and purpose. Basholli understands that healing is possible, even if closure isn’t.’
Simran Hans, The Observer

‘A thoughtful, humanistic exploration of the fortitude needed to summon hope in a time and place resigned to hopelessness.’
Roxana Hadadi, The AV Club

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Today (Tuesday 3rd October)


Once Upon a Time in Uganda 15
1h 34m
Playful documentary looking at the world of “Wakaliwood”, Uganda's own DIY action movie industry, and the creative endeavours of bricklayer-turned-filmmaker, Isaac Nabwana.

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Past Lives 12A
1h 46m | Korean w/ English subtitles
Celine Song's critically-acclaimed and deeply romantic feature debut about two childhood friends from South Korea who reunite for one week in New York after two decades spent apart.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
2h 3m | Japanese & Korean w/ English subtitles
An intricately plotted domestic drama following a Japanese couple whose marriage is thrown into question following a sequence of fateful events. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kôji Fukada.

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