The Gravedigger's Wife (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
23 Aug 2022 (Tue)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
83 Minutes
Language
Somali / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
Cast
Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim
Synopsis
Roaming the streets of Djibouti, Guled “hunts dead bodies for a living”; an ironic vocation considering he might soon witness his beloved wife Nasra perish from a chronic kidney disease. Unable to pay for the costly transplant, the gravedigger embarks on a journey to raise the impossible fee. Employing a patient and observant style, suffused with a stirring sense of hopelessness placated by sheer romantic devotion, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s tale is one of perseverance in the face of adversity, and a rare example of Djiboutian cinema.

Roaming the streets of Djibouti, Guled “hunts dead bodies for a living”; an ironic vocation considering he might soon witness his beloved wife Nasra perish from a chronic kidney disease. Unable to pay for the costly transplant, the gravedigger embarks on a journey to raise the impossible fee. Employing a patient and observant style, suffused with a stirring sense of hopelessness placated by sheer romantic devotion, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s tale is one of perseverance in the face of adversity, and a rare example of Djiboutian cinema.

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