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Irish Film London
A Girl from Mogadishu stars Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, Birth of a Nation) as Ifrah, Martha Cango Antonio (Black) and Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner, Captain Phillips) as well as Somali icon, Maryam Mursal with an original score by Nitin Sawhney and featuring Quiet by Milck.
Based on the testimony of global FGM activist Ifrah Ahmed, the film is written and directed by Mary McGuckian. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah Ahmed is trafficked to Ireland where a traumatic medical examination when seeking asylum reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change and emerges as a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation at the highest political echelons.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Mary McGuckian, and special guests, hosted by internationally renowned social activist and founder of Dahlia project, Leyla Hussein OBE.
This thriller from Henri Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the wilful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking.
Irish Film London
A selection of short films originated by Irish women, or with Irish female focused themes at their core. Includes the delightfully funny Who’s The Daddy? from director Mary-Sue Masson (the genius behind the Haribo ‘Kid’s Voices’ ads) and producer: Clancie Brennan (Early Days, winner of the Best Irish Short Film at the Irish Film London Awards).
Who's The Daddy?
Who’s the Daddy? is a character driven comedy-drama about the ups and down of motherhood. Rachel, (Kellie Shirley) has a rude introduction to Emma, (Olivia Lee) while in play-ground purgatory. Things soon get much more interesting. It turns out these two mums have far more in common than either of them could have possibly imagined...
This screening is a part of the Brigid’s Day Festival / Lá Fhéile Bríde. This annual celebration of women takes place across the world at various Irish embassies, consulates and other Irish venues. Irish Film London are a partner in the London festival, alongside the Irish Embassy, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Camden London Irish Centre, and as their part in the 2020 festival they centre their focus on a cinematic celebration of women.
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) directs this new adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott following the lives of four sisters in 19th Century America.
“If this isn't the Little Women you remember, either on page or screen, that's understandable. But it's likely the one you felt, and that's more important” - Time Out.
Saoirse Ronan - Best Actress
Florence Pugh - Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora, begin to question the complex family ties that bind them, as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and new dark forces at play.