Each film festival has a couple of gems that everybody loves and talks about, and it’s usually not one with an all-star cast. This year, I think one of these gems is Bekas.
Set in the 90s, Bekas starts with two Kurdish brothers living on the streets of Iraq when the movie Superman hit theatres. They go and sneak a peak, only to get caught, and then they decide that they’re going to America to meet Superman and become friends with him. Their journey to get to America is so emotional as they keep dreaming and hoping inspite of all the bad surrounding them. And their brotherly love is so beautifully captured- those kids are super talented! Karzan Kader has done a superb job with this film.
Rating: A powerful film with the charm of childhood innocence. I give it 5 Oi’s out of 5.
The next showing for Bekas is on Saturday 15 Dec, and you can buy tickets at MoE or online here.