Screening & Live Event
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Bohemian National Hall
With director Rebecca Cremona in person
Presented by the Arts Council Malta in New York
At Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Visit new-york.czechcentres.cz for more information.
New York premiere. Malta. Dir. Rebecca Cremona. 2014, 101 mins. In Maltese and English with English subtitles. With Lofti Abdelli, Jimi Busuttil, Clare Agius. A landmark for Maltese cinema, Simshar is the country’s first film to receive international distribution and its first submission for the Foreign Language Academy Award. This multi-award winning film is a heartrending true story of life and death on the Mediterranean in which the intersecting fates of two boats stranded at sea—one containing a fishing family, the other African migrants in need of medical attention—culminates in shocking tragedy. Simshar is both a gripping survival story and a poignant look at Europe’s migrant crisis.Tickets for Panorama Europe at the Bohemian National Hall are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.