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Indie gems: Favourites Film Festival

Catch this showcase of indie gems starting Sep 25 through Sep 29 at City Kino Wedding. Screening only films that have won Audience Awards at major international festivals, check out our top picks from this year's line-up.

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Photo courtesy of Park Circus Universal. Catch First Reformed on Sep 26, 21:00, at City Kino Wedding.

The Favourites Film Festival returns with a treasure trove of award winners. With a simple premise that ensures consistent quality – every film screened must have won an audience award at a previous festival – Favourites is back with another showcase of indie gems. If you missed First Reformed (Sep 26, 21:00), which scandalously never received a German theatrical release, rectify this immediately. Featuring a career-best performance from Ethan Hawke as a priest experiencing a crisis of faith, Paul Schrader’slate-career masterpiece is breathtakingly audacious. Cinephiles will also be enchanted by Talking About Trees (Sep 28, 17:00), winner of the Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Berlinale. Charting the attempts of a group of filmmakers to open a cinema in the conservative Sudanese city of Omdurman, it’s a gently devastating portrait of the eradication of a country’s cultural identity.

Favourites Film Festival | Sep 25-29, City Kino Wedding.