SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 16.00, THE BIRDS
Bani Khoshnoudi's Fireflies is a film about diaspora; finding oneself when lost in a world of translations and cultural barriers. Ramin (Arash Marandi) is a gay Iranian who has fled his country searching for hope. As a refugee, his aim is to land in Europe however destiny leads his path of exile to a Mexican port.
Juggling new relationships whilst trying to hold onto the past he has left behind, Ramin is faced with a broad horizon of choices for where to take his life and must create the freedom he seeks to obtain.
Mexico 2018 Dir Bani Khoshnoudi 85 mins
Please note, this film contains sexual threat, strong language, and discriminatory behaviour.