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UK Premiere/ Joel

An expertly crafted drama from established director Carlos Sorín, this is an engaging tale of adoption and discrimination, and an interesting take on the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child.

Cecilia and Diego have recently moved to a remote village in Tierra del Fuego. Unable to conceive children, they have been on a lengthy adoption waiting list until the sudden arrival of 9-year-old Joel. The middle-class couple are eager to do the right thing, but the reality of parenting proves more difficult than predicted when some members of the local community turn against them. The accelerated parental learning process, and a conflict raised at the only local public school, will force them to re-examine their decisions and motivations.

Also screening as part of the Language Lab on Sat 14 Mar.