Total runtime 104min
Deptford Cinema is proud to welcome back LMFF for their second (bigger & better!) edition.
Our first event together will look at the experience of migrants returning to their countries of origins, and will include three films: The Parable of the Return, The Ambassador's Wife and The Virgin Vegan. By turns heartbreaking, hilarious and surprising, these shorts ingeniously explore concepts of identity, repatriation, change, culture, belonging, and what is the meaning of "home".
The Parable of the Return
Wilson left his home in Medellin (Colombia) on his way to Bogotá but never arrived to his destination. Thirty years later after the peace agreements with FARC, he returns from exile in London to meet his family, who believe him dead.
dir. Juan Soto, UK-Colombia. 41min
The Ambassador's Wife
Yerusalem is an intelligent and elegant woman married to the Eritrean ambassador in Paris. After her husband's assassination, she is forcibly repatriated to Eritrea, from which she flees into Israel. She now finds her fortunes and status reversed, as she begins a life as an undocumented asylum seeker in Tel Aviv.
dir. Dina Zvi-Riklis, Israel. 40min
The Virgin Vegan
After spending 3 years in England completing her MBA studies, golden girl Thato has returned to her butchery owning, South African township home with a new diet. She's a vegan. At her welcome home dinner party, all is revealed...but not all is understood. A VEGAAN? VEGEEN? VIRGIN?? Confusion and hilarity ensues.
dir. Reabetswe Moeti, South Africa. 24min