Tue 15.09.2020 13.30 - 14.43

Afternoon film: Gods of Molenbeek

Sello Hall - Soittoniekanaukio 1 A

Tue 15 September at 13:30

Six-year-old Aatos and his friend are searching for the meanings of life in a world shaken by bomb attacks.  The district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels has become world-famous as a centre of jihadism, but for six-year-old boys Aatos and Amine, it is a familiar home. Together, they search for the answers to life’s big questions. Aatos wants a God of his own because Amine has Allah, but things are made more complicated by Aatos’s friend Flo, who is convinced that anyone who believes in God is completely nuts. The children’s playing is brutally interrupted by the adult world when terrorists attack the nearby metro station. The streets are filled by armoured vehicles, armed soldiers and police. Bedtime stories stir thoughts of violence, and even friendship is put to test.

In the modern world, where borderlines between ‘us’ and ‘them’ are drawn on the basis of religion, the protagonist’s unbiased approach shows on the microscopic scale how you can very well live at cultural interfaces without black-and-white dividing lines. We look at the world through the eyes of a curious boy who plays with his friends, easily skipping from Muslims to Christianity and Greek mythology.

Finland, 2019
Director and scriptwriter: Reetta Huhtanen

Age limit: S
Duration: 1 h 13 min

Free admission

NOTE: The entrance doors will be opened at 12:30, and the audience will be allowed into the hall about 30 min before the start of the film. The seats will be filled in the order of arrival.

Sello Hall