The Apollo of Gaza

Wednesday 6th October 2021, 7:45 PM

Leytonstone pop-up Cinema presents 'The Apollo of Gaza'

Co-produced by Akka Films and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), The Apollo of Gaza, directed by Swiss filmmaker Nicolas Wadimoff, tries to uncover the secrets behind this stunning archaeological discovery.

Filmed in Gaza and Jerusalem, the film plays out like a mystery – one full of unexpected plot twists, as Wadimoff tracks down those who saw the priceless statue or who have heard stories about it. Is it the work of forgers, or a gift from the gods to Palestinians desperately in need of hope? There are a lot of unknowns, but one thing is sure: the Apollo of Gaza soon becomes an object of speculation and greed, its very existence feeding the wildest rumours, and blurring the line between truth and lie, myth and reality.

Beyond the local political rivalries and international concerns, The Apollo of Gaza is an engaging reflection on the passage of time and the cycles of history. It’s a history that has seen the birth, growth, and death of great civilizations, in a part of the world marked by the endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where the besieged Gaza strip continues to pay a heavy price. *


  • Director:  Roberto Rossellini
  • Running time: 1h 43m.
  • Year: 1945 | Genre(s): Drama | Rating: 15
    Language: Italian with English subtitles
  • Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)
Screening on Wednesday 5th October 2022, 7:45 PM

At Leytonstone library (first floor), Church Lane, E11 1HG

Ticket price £6 (£5 all concessions) sold onsite and on event night only.

Check disabled access options available here.
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