Mon, 11 Dec|
Wan Pipel + Q&A
Released in 1976, the first feature film from an independent Suriname follows the lives of Roy, a young Afro-Surinamese man studying in the Netherlands, and Rubia, an Indo-Surinamese woman struggling with societal expectations.
Time & Location
11 Dec 2023, 18:15 – 20:15
Barbican Cinema, Level 2 Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK
About the Event
Join us at the Barbican Cinema on Monday, December 11 for a rare screening of Wan Pipel, a compelling drama from Suriname directed by Pim de la Parra.
Released in 1976, the film follows the lives of Roy, a young Afro-Surinamese man studying in the Netherlands, and Rubia, an Indo-Surinamese woman struggling with societal expectations. Roy returns to his homeland to reconnect with his cultural roots but is faced with the challenges of adapting to a world he left behind. As he becomes entangled in a passionate affair with Rubia, their love is put to the test by cultural differences and the weight of tradition.
The first feature film from an independent Suriname, Wan Pipel is a timeless exploration of love, identity, and the universal struggle to find one's place in the world.
The screening will be followed by conversation between Twelve30 co-founder Jonathan Ali and Ananta Khemradj, a Surinamese-Dutch filmmaker whose work explores Suriname’s contested history.