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Surprise Film Announced

25 Aug 2022


Thursday the 25th August saw the annual Film Festival Surprise Film screened. Always guaranteed to be a quality film hand picked by Artistic Director Roger Gibson, this year was no exception.

A film Roger saw at the Berlin Film Festival earlier in the year, and an exclusive screening to Chichester. The film is about the true story of a Turkish-German mother’s fight to release her son from the notorious US detention camp. Desperate to help her son, Rabiye Kurnaz, a housewife and loving mother from Bremen, goes to the police, notifies authorities and almost despairs at their impotence and in the end, against all the odds, something truly remarkable happens.

The film scored well in the Audience Award voting, with 43 out of 78 viewers giving it 5 stars.