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Wednesday, May 18

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Friday 13th May 2022 – Wednesday 18th May 2022Dir. Laura Wandel, Belgium, 2021, 72 mins, subtitled. Cast. Maya Vanderbeque, Gunter Duret, Karim Leklou, Laura Verlinden.

Writer-director Laura Wandel’s extraordinary debut has won multiple awards including the Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes. Anxious seven-year-old Nora must go back to school despite longing to stay with her dad. But although Nora’s the one who purportedly needs looking after, she soon becomes responsible for her older brother, Abel, who’s being bullied by the other kids. Intimately immersing you in the lives of its brilliantly naturalistic young performers over its brief 72-minute runtime, this is a bold, lucid and gripping calling card for Wandel.

Discovery Screenings: the first 25 tickets purchased for this film are £5 each.

Reclaim the Frame for Playground:

The mission of Reclaim the Frame is to re-tell the story of cinema by drawing ever greater audiences to films by women & non-binary creatives, re-claiming cinema as a truer reflection of the world we live in.

To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to www.birds-eye-view.co.uk

Reclaim The Frame is run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund.

Tickets HERE.

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