'Breadwinner,' 'Other Side of Hope' open at the Ross
“The Breadwinner” and “The Other Side of Hope” open at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Dec. 8. Continuing to show is the critically-acclaimed “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
“The Breadwinner,” directed by Nora Twomey, tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family.
Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her and risks her life to discover if he is still alive.
“The Breadwinner,” rated PG-13, shows at the Ross through Dec. 14.
“The Other Side of Hope,” directed by Aki Kaurismäki, is a response to the world's current refugee crisis. This melancholic comedy follows two people searching for a place to call home.
Displaced refugee Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway. Meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo — and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously.
“The Other Side of Hope,” which is not rated, shows at the Ross through Dec. 14.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” continues to show at the Ross.
Directed by Martin McDonagh, this darkly comic drama is about a vigilante mother who takes matters into her own hands as she searches for her daughter’s murderer.
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move to commission three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town’s revered chief of police.
Once the second-in-command gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is intensified. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which is rated R, shows at the Ross through Dec. 21.
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