Across Europe, immigration remains a highly contovesial issue. As each national cinema explores its own experiences they reveal certain differences and similarities in attitudes. In October, in association with Manchester’s European cultural institutions, universities, and a number of refugee networks, we offer a season of films (many specially imported), guest filmmakers and events that explore immigration in European cinema.
Previously in this season
Flowers From Another World
A bus-full of hopeful Central American women are recruited to a small village devoid of marriageable females.
Recent Russian arrival Tanya and her son become reluctant refugees in England.
In This World
Michael Winterbottom's ambitious road movie, in which two young Afghani cousins travel overland from Pakistan to the United Kingdom in search of a better life.
Escape to Paradise
ESCAPE TO PARADISE follows a family travelling from Turkey to Switzerland in order to seek asylum.
Ae Fond Kiss
An impossible relationship? Casmin and Roisin try to reconcile duty and desire, religions, belonging and isolation.
Kurz und Schmerzlos
Gabriel's fresh out jail and is ready to go straight, unlike his friend Bobby who's trying to work his way up in the Albanian Mafia.
What is causing a flu epidemic? Environmental Health Hazards..or is the true source of the illness much worse?