CORK CINE CLUB presents Fremont [USA]
Donya, a young Afghan who moved to Fremont, California after serving as a translator for the American army, spends her days working at a fortune cookie factory and her nights wide awake battling between her desire to rebuild her life and the overbearing guilt she carries within.
In a bid to reconnect with the world, she sends an unconventional message out in one of the fortune cookies.
Shot in BxW, Fremont is a warm, poignant and deadpan tale of self-discovery. A cast that includes comedian Gregg Turkington and The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White bring life to unforgettable, unique characters, but it is Anaita Wali Zada’s shining turn as Donya that is a revelation.
97% Rotten Tomatoes
This is a sweet, low-key charmer with a winning, achingly sympathetic performance from novice actress Zada at its centre. – Times [UK]
The fourth film from Iranian-born director Babak Jalali is a droll, low-key charmer … an invitation to fall head-over-heels in love. - Screen International
It’s the kind of independent film which we haven’t seen a lot of lately, endowed with intimacy and a kind of dreamy charm. – Guardian
Fremont is neither game-changing nor revolutionary. It’s merely a throwback, in the best possible way, to a low-fi aesthetic and low-key way of storytelling you thought had gone the way of the Triceratops. – Rolling Stone
A stunning mood piece that takes pride in its stillness and slow pace, ultimately delivering a tale of intimacy, searching, and quiet strength. – RogerEbert.com
The story is suffused with an uncommon blend of radiance and resignation, nowhere more rapturously than in the final shot. – New Yorker
★ ★ ★ ★ In this gentle, offbeat comedy, Babak Jalali meets the lonely realities of displacement with sensitivity and hope. - The Skinny [UK]
USA, 2023 | Language: English, Dari, Cantonese | 1 h 32 min | Cert: CLUB
Director: Babak Jalali
Cast: Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington
Foreign language films are subtitled
Cert: CLUB for over 18s
A short film may be shown before the feature
Online booking closes at 5 pm on the night of the film.
Cork Cine Club has been bringing the best of independent world cinema to Cork audiences since 2010. The current season of ten films runs from Thu 25 Jan - Thu 18 April. For more information see www.corkcineclub.com
General Admission: €8.50 (including booking fee)
Concession: €7.00 (including booking fee)
Seating for this event is UNRESERVED
Doors at 7:30 pm
Film starts at 8 pm
A limited number of tickets will be available to buy at the door.