4.11.2020 17.3019.22

Arktisen Upeeta: Shorta

A screening at Arktisen Upeeta XXI: THE WORLD IS BURNING film festival in Ilokivi.

Shorta (arabic for ‘cop’) centers around Talib Ben Hassi, a young man who gets beaten brutally to the hospital by racist Copenhagen cops. Two witnesses for the beating & two very different cops, Jens and Mike are made to patrol the streets of Copenhagen’s segregated ghettos, while the department stalls with legal procedures. When Ben Hassi dies of his injuries, the mistreated youth of the ghettos turn the tables around and take it to the streets in demand of justice and revenge.

"Technically speaking, Shorta could compete with a tough John Carpenter or Walter Hill film, with the atmospheric setting of La Haine or Les Misérables, and a touch of Gaspar Noé’s disturbing sound thrown into the mix. While the timing of the movie, in light of the George Floyd riots, might seem uncanny, its observations can only be put down to the astute social commentary delivered by the directors on the general and far-too-prevalent incidents unfolding in these times." (Cineuropa)

Event price: 

10€/12€ (lowered price for students, the unemployed and the retired)

Event turnout: 
50
Event organizer: 
Film Center of Central Finland
Event address: 
Keskussairaalantie 2, Jyväskylä
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