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
Noosa Film Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18th March at 6.30pm at Noosa 5, preceding the NFS screening. Nominations are invited from members who would like to join the management committee. Please contact Holly Pittman on 0402 255 027 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. Nominations close on 4th March.
Don't miss The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book, all these films
are up for Academy Awards. 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!
February 18, 27; March 13, 18, 27; April 24, 29; May 8, 22, 27; June 12, 17, 26; July 17, 22, 31; August 14, 219, 28; September 11, 16; October 9,
23, 28; November 13, 18, 27; December 11.