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Event Date: 17th Jan 2018 | 19:00
FILM: Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles – Changeling
GOETHE-INSTITUT LONDON 50 Princes Gate Exhibition Road SW7 2PH London
In this minutely observed portrait of an ordinary family – father, mother and their adopted daughter in a picket-fenced row house – Shahid Saless revisits the world of childhood and adolescence. Uniquely, Changeling examines this formative experience through the eyes of an anxious mother, who herself was a daughter once: With minimal gestures – a telling look, a thoughtless word, a slight hesitation – her troubled inner world is laid bare. With an outsider’s clarity of vision, but without judgement, Shahid Saless sees through the middle class ideal of the German home. Behind the lace curtain: a prison of their own making.
This screening is part of the series Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles, 4 November 2017 - Friday 19 January 2018. Please see full programme details here.