Films From The Southern Mediterranean

A scene from Bag Of Flour.

A scene from Bag Of Flour.

FROM ISRAEL to Morocco, Galway audiences will get a chance to experience life through the lens of Southern Mediterranean film-makers this weekend.

The first double-bill in the Galway Film Society and Access Cinema’s Films From The Southern Mediterranean strand takes place this Sunday in the Town Hall Theatre.

Israeli film Gett: The Trial Of Vivian Amsalem (5.30pm ) explores how there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce in the state. Only rabbis can legitimise a marriage or its dissolution, but only with the full consent from the husband. Variety’s Jay Weissberg called it an “expertly written, brilliantly acted film” which “documents the painful five-year process for one woman attempting to obtain a divorce”.

Moroccan film A Bag Of Flour (8pm ) tells the story of eight-year-old Sarah, who lives in a Catholic orphanage in Belgium. Her father, who she has never previously met, comes to take her for a week-end in Paris. But Sarah wakes up in Morocco. Then her father abandons her. How will she survive here? How will she get back to Belgium?

Admission is €9/7. For booking contact the Town Hall on 091-569777 or see


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