A FILM celebrating spirited, independent, women in the Middle East will be shown in Galway to mark International Woman’s Day.
Where Do We Go Now, a Lebanese/Egyptian film, directed by Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel ), will be shown in the McMunn Theatre, main concourse, NUI Galway, on Thursday March 7 at 8pm.
The film centres on Lebanese village matriarchs who must stop the men from killing one another, in the process tackling the realities in a conflict-ridden region. The film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2011 Oslo Films From The South Festival.
The screening is presented by the Galway Film Society and Amnesty International. Admission is €6/5.
The GFS’s regular screening takes place on Sunday at 8.15pm when Danish film The Hunt is screened.
Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen ), who appears to have a good life - he has a job, good friends, and is a popular member of the local hunt, but things take a sour turn when a child makes accusations against him, and everything spins out of control. Mikkelsen won the award for best actor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Membership/season tickets are €45/42 while tickets to single films are €8.50/6.50 from the Town Hall Theatre (091 - 569777, www.tht.ie )