Sunday 28 November: Binti (2019)
Directed by: Frederike Migom, Belgium
Twelve-year-old Binti dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana. But when the police raid her home, and try to deport her and her dad, they are forced to flee. Binti meets Elias and the two become friends. While Binti helps Elias to vlog about his ‘save-the-okapi-club’, she hatches the perfect plan: her dad has to marry Elias’s mom, so they can stay in Belgium.
Read an interview with the director on European Children’s Film Association and a review of the film by Annie Hariharan on SBS.
Watch Binti on SBS on Demand.
Sunday 14 November: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015)
Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour, USA, Iran
Amirpour’s debut film shot in glorious, mysterious black-and-white, and featuring a vampire who targets men who are mean to women, is our first feature for November.
Read a review on ARTSATL; this one (chosen for its headline) on Foreign Policy; and an interview with the director on The Beat Blog.
Watch A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on SBS on Demand.
Images courtesy of the film producers