We are putting the Wednesday night movies back on but this time with a twist. Every Wednesday night we will show one of the best indie films on offer. “My Sweet Pepperland”
We are putting the Wednesday night movies back on but this time with a twist.
Every Wednesday night we will show one of the best indie films on offer.
“My Sweet Pepperland” is a 2013 Kurdish film written, produced, and directed by Hiner Saleem.
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq.
It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. Having arrived in the small village, he refuses to bow down to Aga Azzi, the seriously corrupt tribal chief and absolute ruler of the area. Baran meets Govend, the village school teacher, who is also rejected by the villagers.
Like Baran, she represents another law, that of the young and autonomous Kurdish state. Govend is all the more vulnerable as she is not a married woman.
There’s not a blockbuster insight, we are talking festival winners, underdogs and movies most of us have ever heard of, but wish we had!
Free popcorn and drink specials all night long.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm