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Jirga

Drama

JIRGA - Wednesday 28thNovember 2018
Directed by Benjamin Gilmour
Australia
Drama/War
78 mins
M

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.

REVIEWS:

“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 5 Screenings

Don't miss Hotel Mumbai Swimming With Men and Sometimes Always Never. For details and screening times, please visit the Noosa Cinemas  website.
 

SCREENING TIMES

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!

Diarise these Dates for 2019

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.