2.15 – 3.45pm Tangerines – 2013 – Estonia/Georgia 15
Estonian fruit farmers remain behind in Georgia amid the 1990 civil war to harvest their crop. As they become embroiled in the war, having to take in casualties from both sides, the tragic story of their continued presence is gradually revealed, culminating in a touching if somewhat tragic conclusion.
5.00 – 6.30pm Palio – 2015 – UK/Italy 12
This is the thrilling docudrama of the Palio, an annual horse race run in Siena which is well-known for the corruption surrounding it. When a young ‘outsider’, who is keen to break into the dangerous but lucrative horse race scene, faces his former teacher and ‘insider’ who is determined to break the record number of wins, having won 13 of the last 16 races, madness breaks lose.
8.00 – 10.10pm The Kite Runner – 2007 – USA/China 12A
After spending years in California, Amir returns to Afghanistan, his homeland, to help his old friend Hassan whose son is in trouble. A colourful picture is portrayed of the country before the Soviet invasion and the horrors that befall it thereafter. The dreadful shame still eating away at Amir long after a number of treacherous boyhood events will haunt you long after the lights go up.