Monday Night Cinema
The Gravedigger’s Wife
A Somalian gravedigger must travel from Djibouti city to the hometown he was banished from, to claim his inheritance and save his ill wife’s life. In The Gravedigger’s Wife, Finnish-Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed observes the long, arduous lengths love can reach to. His poetic debut is charming and wistful without ever feeling maudlin; a beautiful love letter to the power of family.
Caméra d'Or Nominee, Cannes Film Festival 2021