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Screening of Chinese narrative film “A First Farewell”

Date of Event: 08/09/2021

Time of Event: 20:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission-Jordan


The Royal Film Commission - Jordan invites you to attend the screening
of the Chinese narrative film

“A First Farewell”

On Wednesday 8th of September 2021

At The Royal Film Commission’s open air theater

Jabal Amman – First Circle

Free Entry
Seats are limited

The screening starts at 8 PM. Doors open at 7 PM. Please be present at the RFC by 7:30 PM to apply safety measures.

Please bring your mask and keep social distancing.

Entry is allowed for individuals who are fully vaccinated
or who took the first dose
(21 days must have passed since the first dose)
(Proof of the vaccine will be required)

Wednesday 8th of September 2021
8:00 PM

A First Farewell

Lina Wang, 88 minutes, Drama, in Uyghur and Mandarin with English subtitles, 2018, China

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that Isa calls home. When he is not at school or working on his parents’ farmyard, he spends carefree days with his friends – until the outside world starts forcing him to say one goodbye after another.

With Isa’s mother’s illness placing an increasing burden on the family, his father considers putting her in a care home, far away from the village. Isa’s best friend, Kalbinur, is getting bad grades, and is about to be sent to a faraway Chinese school. And then the little lamb, which the two children had been looking after with devotion ever since it was born, disappears. Captured in naturalistic imagery, winter closes in on Isa’s world.

The film has won several awards including: Asian Future Best Film at Tokyo International Film Festival, The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Film at Berlin International Film Festival, Firebird Award for Best Film at Hong Kong International Film Festival, Best Film at Chinesische Film Festival in Deutschland, Edith Lando Peace Prize at Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, Best Actor Award at Women International Film Festival in Salé and Best Film at Sharjah International Children's Film Festival.

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