Tales from the Silk Road & more

WOW’s popular “Tales from the Silk Road” films sell out in advance at Borderlines Film Festival!

Borderlines Film Festival’s three preview screenings of Heavenly Nomadic, Free and Easy and The Gulls have already sold out, and we’re anticipating a huge response to our screenings in Swansea and across Wales when the festival opens in two weeks time! 

If you’re in Aberystwyth, there will be two free talks: “An Introduction to Central Asian Cinema” by “Tales from the Silk Road” co-curator Birgit Beumers (Thurs 15 March, 4.30pm) and, in collaboration with Planet Magazine, Sharif Gemie will give a talk on his book “The Hippy Trail: A Pilgrimage to the East”(Tues 20 March, 4.30pm).

Check out the full “Tales from the Silk Road” programme, which includes films from the likes of Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, Israel’s Samuel Maoz and Palestine’s Annemarie Jacir here.  

We’re also expecting big audiences for our screenings of Sweet Country. Based on a true story told to screenwriter David Tranter by his grandfather, this is another powerful and culturally sensitive film from Warwick Thornton, who directed Samson and Delilah. 

For the first time, this year 50% of the WOW festival programme is “F-Rated”  – either directed or written by a woman.  In our next festival newsletter we’ll be celebrating International Women’s day (March 8th) – stay tuned!

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 13 – 15
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea/Abertawe

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug