The New Country

Directed by Geir Hansteen Jörgensen

Adapted by Lukas Moodysson from a television series that won a major European award for Best Multi-Cultural Programme, NEW COUNTRY is Jörgensen’s directorial feature début. In fear of deportation two refugees – one African, the other Iranian – run away from the ‘illegal alien’ detention centre where they met. When they meet an ex-beauty queen, she joins their flight. More than a road movie, THE NEW COUNTRY reveals the plight of the refugees with wit, warmth and lack of cliché, in an engaging exploration of immigration issues that echo across Europe.

137 minutes

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