JIRGA - Wednesday 28thNovember 2018
Directed by Benjamin Gilmour
A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system - the Jirga.
Jirga is the official submission of Australia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.
“It's a fine film, even without the backstory. Gilmour shows a real empathy with the Afghani non-actors. Their character and traditions are part of the subject, and both are surprising.” Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
“Actually shot in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with some performers who themselves are former Taliban, there is an undeniable power to Jirga... But a cursory
step back reminds us that Jirga would not pass muster in the court of basic plausibility.” – Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope
“Its very existence seems to constitute an act of compassion.”- Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
In 2017 NFS purchased and donated two Canon digitial cameras to Noosa District High School for their Film, Television and New Media students. Here is one of the short films presented at their end of year 'Noscars' event - Without Trucks, Australia Stops.
Don't miss Hotel Mumbai , Swimming With Men and Sometimes Always Never. For details
and screening times, please visit the Noosa Cinemas website.
Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening times are 10:00am and 6:30pm (with allocated seating). Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
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