In Another Life

Directed by: Jason Wingard
UK | 84 minutes
world-premiere
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Tue 26th Sep 20:30
Q&A with Jason Wingard, Alex Fraser, Georgia Cole

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Thu 28th Sep 15:30

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Programmes
Adnan is a refugee from Syria, a former teacher who finds himself trapped in the sprawling encampment outside Calais known as The Jungle. Separated from his wife, he is gradually brutalised by the corruption of the ruthless people smugglers and the hatred of the locals, who see the refugees as invaders, and he begins to lose his grip on morality.
Whilst showing and explaining the predicament of the refugee crisis with the care and attention of a docudrama, the film balances this with elements of a mainstream thriller as Adnan and other desperate refugees struggle to find a way across the Channel by whatever means possible. With the character of Adnan, the film gives a very human face to a phenomenon which has inspired hysterical xenophobia in recent years. We watch as an essentially good man experiences justifiable emotions as a result of his loss and isolation. It is not difficult to see how fear, indignation, rage and despair make breaking the law an inevitable consequence in the face of the world’s indifference and hostility.
Derek Ravenscroft
Runtime
84
Cast
Mudar Abbara
Elie Haddad
Yousef Hayyan Jubeh
Toyah Frantzen,
Country
UK
Director(s)
Jason Wingard
Writer(s)
Jason Wingard
Producer(s)
Hannah Stevenson,Chris Bouckley
Rebecca Clare Morgado
Executive Producer(s)
Chris Bouckley
Screening Status
World Premiere