Back in 2009 Australian writer/director Benjamin Gilmour released his debut film SON OF A LION, a Pakistani set family drama that won a lot raves from both audiences and critics when it many film festivals all over the world. After a detour to documentary genre with the 2012 PARAMEDICO, Gilomour is back with his long waited narrative follow-up with JIRGA, a film about one Australian soldier’s journey to for forgiveness from an that was shot and set entirely in Afghanistan. The following review of the film is in an audio format. Enjoy!
Director: Benjamin Gilmour
Cast: Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam, Kefayat Lag Humani.
IMDb Synopsis: Former Australian soldier, Mike Wheeler, returns to Afghanistan, seeking redemption from the family of a civilian man he killed during the war.
JIRGA is now screening in select cinemas around Australia.
Audio review by Bede Jermyn