Flatpicks 2018: Lucy Hill Our ever so lovely Project Assistant Lucy tells us what's what in the Flatpack 12 programme...
Our Project Assistant Lucy offers up her favourite international films at Flatpack 12...
A Man of Integrity
Dir: Mohammad Rasoulof. Iran 2017, 120 mins.
I'm fascinated by Iranian culture and contemporary Middle Eastern politics and society, so this film is right up my street. This is a powerful and daring film which addresses morality, corruption, injustice and oppression - definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Tickets are available here.
The Taste of Cement
Dir: Ziad Kalthoum. Germany / Lebanon / Syria 2017, 85 mins.
I can't wait to see this documentary at The Electric. Ziad Kalthoum's award-winning film explores the lives of Syrian construction workers in Lebanon whose homeland continues to be destroyed while they spend their days rebuilding Beirut. It's a touching and haunting must-see.
Tickets are availablehere.
Dir: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen. US 2017, 91 mins.
This is a poignant and intelligent documentary which succeeds in shining a light on a tiny but spectacularly creative Italian community. Every summer, Monticchiello's residents get together to develop a play in which they portray themselves, in a bid to preserve cultural traditions and resolve social issues.
This screening will be followed by Bearwood Pantry who have built a community through a love of food and will offer up their pay what you feel, pot-luck [late] lunch that celebrates sharing the one thing we all have in common.
For tickets to this documentary and meal, click here.