Jirga

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Showings

Marcus Rochester Cinema Mon, Apr 15 3:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
War
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2018
Runtime:78 min
Country/Region:Australia
Afghanistan
Language:English
Pashto
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Lightyear Entertainment
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/301284414
Cast/Crew
Director:Benjamin Gilmour
Executive Producer:David Gross
Bridget Ikin
Producer:John Maynard
Cinematographer:Benjamin Gilmour
Screenwriter:Benjamin Gilmour
Editor:Nikki Stevens
Composer:AJ True
Principal Cast:Sam Smith
Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad
Amir Shah Talash

Description

Benjamin Gilmour's Jirga (Australia's Submission for Best Foreign Language Film to the 91st Oscars®) follows one man's quest for forgiveness and closure during the aftermath of war. Former soldier Mike Wheeler (Sam Smith) returns to Afghanistan after three years with one intention–to visit the family of an unarmed man he killed during the war, ask for their forgiveness, and give them money to make up for the tragic loss. While Mike at first believes the journey will be a simple one, he meets multiple obstacles upon arriving in Kabul, and his trip becomes an ongoing internal and external struggle. He finds himself swept up in the complicated and tension-filled community that he had once interacted with as a soldier. With the threat of Taliban forces in the air, Mike's journey becomes one not only of recompense for his past acts, but a process toward a new understanding of Afghanistan and its people.

Director Biography

Benjamin Gilmour is a director, writer, producer and cinematographer for both film and television. His filmography includes Son of a Lion (07) and Paramedico (12).


Press

"[Jirga]'s very existence seems to constitute an act of compassion." - The Guardian


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