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AFS Presents: MEDITERRANEA
January 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Voted by the National Board of Review as one of the top five foreign language films of 2015 and best directorial debut!
DIRECTED BY JONAS CARPIGNANO
Italy, France, USA, DCP, 107 min In French, English, Arabic, Bissa and Italian with English subtitles
Newcomer Koudous Seihoun (Independent Spirit Award nominee for best actor) gives a show-stopping performance as Ayiva, a Burkina-Fasoan who embarks on a dangerous voyage to Italy with his best friend Abas, in search of work to support his family. Things immediately do not go according to the plan that their smuggling contacts had laid out, and the two friends face a journey that will threaten their survival at every turn. An immersive, gripping odyssey, MEDITERRANEA is a timely and authentic depiction of the human costs of the migration crisis. Recognized by critics as among the year’s best, the film had a celebrated debut at the Cannes Film Festival and has been nominated for three prestigious Independent Spirit Awards.
Two Screenings: Sun, January 17 at 4 PM & Wed, January 20 at 7:30 PM