Tripoli Cancelled

2017
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 95 mins
Colour: Colour
Available Format/s: HD Video / DCP / HD Digital file
Original Format: HD video

Acclaimed as one of the must-see works of documenta 14, this is a haunting metaphorical take on the physical and mental isolation of the migrant experience. Inspired by the director’s father’s experience of being trapped in Greece’s Ellinikon Airport without a passport in 1977, the film follows a week in the life of a man who has been living in limbo at an airport for a decade. All promises of movement are ultimately met with stasis in this profound evocation of our epoch of desperate migration.

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