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May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm
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Screening Wed. May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Representing Australia for Best Foreign Language Film, 2019 Oscars
3 months before it opens in N.Y. and L.A.!
AFTER FILM DISCUSSION WITH ARNIE HOLLAND, CEO OF LIGHTYEAR ENTERTAINMENT
JIRGA is a tale of redemption, forgiveness and international understanding involving a former Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan as a civilian.
“Buoyed by a tremendous sense of restraint: so rich and contemplative; so reluctant to sensationalize or speculate.” – Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
“Visually stunning and with the conviction to make a statement not many want to hear, JIRGA is a compelling and ultimately rewarding slice of audacious Australian filmmaking that shouldn’t be overlooked.” – Simon Storey, Film Blerg
“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
Language: Pushto, English (Note: the Australian protagonist does not understand Pushto and the director conveys that same feeling to the audience by not including subtitles except where it is essential for audience understanding).