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The Mauritanian (N/C 15+)

25-28 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Justice seems an impossible dream in The Mauritanian, a powerful adaptation of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s bestselling memoir. Snatched by the USA Government in 2001, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) spent years in Guantanamo Bay proclaiming his innocence. Lawyer Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) agrees to represent him and force a trial. Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads a prosecution hell-bent on conviction. Contrasting the legal battle with scenes of the torture and humiliation that Slahi experienced, director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In SeptemberTouching The Void) has created a heart-rending true-life drama.

This screening includes a Q&A with Director Kevin MacDonald, and Actors Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster.

UK Premiere. Thanks to STX Films and Amazon Prime Video

This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy

  • Director Kevin Macdonald
  • Cast Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Country UK/USA
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 2h9m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Content Warning Sexual assault, Strong language/ Swearing, Strong physical violence
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