Hope

2017 ARCHIVE

Director: Boris Lojkine
Cast: Justin Wang, Endurance Newton, Dieudonné Bertrand Balo’o
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Genre: Drama
Rating: R13 Violence, sexual themes & content that may disturb
Duration: 88 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival 2014 (Critics’ Week)
Awards: Cannes International Film Festival 2014: SACD Award, Tübingen Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival 2014: Best Film and Best Actress

“A drop of love in a cruel world.” Cineuropa

Synopsis

While crossing the Sahara desert to get to Europe, Léonard, a young man from Cameroon, rescues Hope, a Nigerian woman. In a fiercely hostile world where safety requires staying with one’s own people, their language, religion, and culture oppose them. Nevertheless, they try to find their way together, and to love each other.

Boris Lojkine, a globe-trotting French philosopher-turned- filmmaker, directs this stunning film with passion and rigour. He brings a documentary approach to this fictional story and thus highlights the truth and reality of it. Hope immerses the viewer in the migrant experience and their search for a new beginning and offers a new perspective on the contemporary socio- political issue of the refugee crisis.

A story as hard and as tragic as its heroes are moving.

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Screenings

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WELLINGTON
Tues 7 Mar 6:35 pm D
Mon 13 Mar 2:15 pm D
Mon 20 Mar 4:20 pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Tues 7 Mar 6:50 pm
Mon 13 Mar 8:40 pm
Thurs 16 Mar 2:00 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sat 4 Mar 8:55 pm
Fri 10 Mar 12:35 pm
Mon 20 Mar 8:25 pm

NELSON
Fri 17 Mar 3:30 pm
Mon 20 Mar 8:30 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Tues 14 Mar 6:45 pm
Wed 22 Mar 4:20 pm

TAURANGA
Tues 21 Mar 8:15 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Tues 28 Mar 8:10 pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Mon 3 Apr 8:20 pm

HAMILTON
Thurs 6 Apr 8:30 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Thurs 6 Apr 8:05 pm

DUNEDIN
Tues 4 Apr 8:30 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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