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The Gravedigger’s Wife

2021 | 82’ | Feature Fiction

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?

Finnish writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, born in Mogadishu 40 years ago, has directed several successful short films, such as The Night Thief in 2017. In addition, he has already made a notable career as a scriptwriter. The Gravedigger’s Wife is his first feature and it premiered in the competition of the Critics Week of Cannes in 2021.

DIRECTOR:
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

COUNTRY:
Finland, Germany, France

LANGUAGE:
Somali with English Subtitles

SCREENINGS

PLYMOUTH – PLYMOUTH ARTS CINEMA
SAT 2 JULY   17:30

COVENTRY – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
WED 6 JULY   18:00

LIVERPOOL – LIVERPOOL ARAB ARTS FESTIVAL
TUE 12 JULY   18:00

LONDON – CINE LUMIERE
SAT 16 JUL  18:30

CARDIFF – CHAPTER ARTS
SAT 16 JUL  18:30

MANCHESTER – HOME
SUN 17 JUL  15:30

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