- 2021 Films
Drama | Running Time: 100 minutes
2021 / Somali, Arabic and Finnish dialogue
Directed by: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, Juho Kuosmanen, Siiri Halko World Premiere
Adult Themes, Harsh Images and Violence
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed is a Somali-born filmmaker based between Helsinki and Paris. He has written and directed short films that have been screened at numerous international film festivals such as Locarno, Gothenburg, Brest, Guanajuato and Tampere. His feature directorial debut "The Gravedigger's Wife" premiered in Competition in Critics' Week at 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
"The Gravedigger's Wife" has also screened at BFI London Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Fespaco Film and TV Festival, Carthage Film Festival, and lastly Fameck Arab Film Festival. The film was awarded the Grand Prix Jury's First Special Mention as well as the Amplify Voices Award at Toronto International Film Festival 2021.
Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen has had three films in Cannes; all have won prizes. His latest feature, “Compartment No. 6”, shared the 2021 competition’s Grand Prix.
Siiri Halko is a Finnish director of short films and is now developing her first feature.
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Aamu Film Company
VOX Cinemas Al Balad 1
Price: 40 SAR