Sat 16 Jul

The Gravedigger’s Wife

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

SAFAR Film Festival

82 mins

in Somali with EN subtitles

FIN/GER/ FRA/ SOM/ QAT | 2021 | dir. Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, with Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz

Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti City with their teenage son, Mahad. They are 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?

Born in Mogadishu 40 years ago Finnish writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s The Gravedigger’s Wife is his first feature and premiered in the competition of the Critics Week of Cannes in 2021.

Sat 16 July 6.30pm


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