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The Cave

Dir: Feras Fayyad
Denmark / 2019 / 103mins

In Eastern Al-Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, 400,000 people are trapped in a relentless bombardment which has been going on for years. While above ground is a colourless Armageddon, below is a buzzing hive of humanity, as paediatrician Dr Amani Ballour manages a hospital, treating a constant flow of bomb victims.

Dr Amani tries to provide warmth, kindness and shelter for the many children in her care, but the threat of bombs - and chemical weapons - is constant. The doctors face an everyday shortage of food, equipment and medicine - the only anaesthetic in use is classical music playing from a smartphone. But amidst the horror, there are still birthdays to be celebrated, children to entertain, and moments of joy.

Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s latest work follows on from his Oscar-nominated Last Men in Aleppo, and is a profoundly moving portrait of how compassion and hope can thrive in the bleakest of settings.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 6 Dec 2019 - Sun 8 Dec 2019
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Friday 6th December
18:30
Saturday 7th December
20:30
Sunday 8th December
18:30

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.