The Gravedigger's Wife rating-12a

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A poetic love story rooted in Somali culture, but universally felt. It centres around the lengths one man is willing to go to for the people he loves, as a husband is faced with an impossible situation from which to save his family. The film is the directorial debut from Finnish-Somali director and writer Khadar Ayderus Ahmed. It premiered during Critics Week at Cannes and made history as Somalia’s first ever Oscars entry in 2021. It has since been warmly received on the festival circuit, winning numerous awards including the coveted Golden Stallion of Yennenga for Best Film at FESPACO, the Amplify Voices Award at TIFF and an incredible five awards at the 2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers. 

Cast: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdul-Aziz Ibrahim    
Director: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

  • Duration: 83 mins
  • Rating: rating-12a
  • Price: £5 (Students/Children £1)