BREAKING THE WAVES

Directed by Lars von Trier
Drama | Denmark | 1996 | English | 159' | 18+


Breaking the Waves will be screened in the presence of Kamla Abu Zekry and followed by a Q&A.

In a small and religious coastal town, a simple devoutly religious Scottish woman, Bess McNeill, finds partner in an oil rig worker from Norway. However, the relationship grows strained when Nyman breaks his neck in a horrific work accident on the rig and becomes paralyzed. Unable to perform sexually and suffering mentally, Jan convinces Bess to have sex with another men, which she comes to believe is God's work.

Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge