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Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds Gates open 6pm | Films start 8pm Lotterywest Films $14 - $20
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6 – 12 Dec at Lotterywest Films, from $14 - $20

‘The world it shows us, etched in fully felt performances and beautifully hued compositions, feels vividly present.’ 


‘Surprisingly cathartic … riveting.’


Effortlessly evocative and stunning in its weighted use of silence and reserved perspective, Lingui, The Sacred Bonds is an uplifting tale of determination and bravery.  

Single mother Amina lives on the outskirts of Chad’s capital with her 15-year-old daughter Maria, eking out a meagre wage selling stoves she makes from scrap metal. When she discovers Maria has been expelled from school for being pregnant and wants an abortion, her already fragile world looks set to collapse. In a society where abortion is condemned by religion, Amina finds herself facing a battle that seems lost before it’s even begun.  

Lingui describes the idea of community and people looking out for each other. In his latest film Chadian cinema pioneer Mahamat-Saleh Haroun takes us into the hidden lives of women and the often-secret networks they weave to survive.

Screening with short film Two Sands.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Achouackh Abakar, Rihane Khalil Alio
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Mathieu Giombini
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Melanie Andernach, Diana Elbaum, Florence Stern
Wasis Diop

Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs. There is limited seating within the venue. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.

Voucher packs will be issued as Mobile Tickets. You can track how many you have remaining when logged into your account online. Simply login and look for the 'Upcoming Events' tab in your account. 

How to Redeem

You can now redeem your voucher for a specific session before the night.

To do this simply contact our friendly box office team up until 12pm the day of the session you’d like to attend and tell them which film, date and how many vouchers you'd like to use. 

To redeem in advance contact us by WebChat (see bottom corner of the screen) or phone only.  

Please note for a weekend film you must contact us by midday Friday.  

You can still redeem vouchers at the door, though note this is subject to capacity availability. We recommend redeeming in advance to avoid missing out. We will communicate availability via our social channels.  

Buy a Lotterywest Films Voucher Pack.

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$11 tickets for concession card holders (including Seniors and Students) when purchased at the venue.

In the mood for pizza? Grab a delicious pie before the film from Charlies Pizza. You can also grab all kinds of refreshments including drinks and treats from the bar. 

Feel free to BYO booze and enjoy a picnic. 

Time & Location

6 – 12 Dec

Gates open 6pm | Films start 8pm Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo



    • Adult: $20
    • Concession: $18
    • Friend: $17
    • Student: $14

Important Info

French and Arabic with English subtitles


Seating by general admission.
Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Film screenings are subject to weather conditions.
Updates on any changes to the film schedule are broadcast by 7pm online via website and socials @perthfest

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To make it easier, download the SafeWA app now via the WA Government website. Or you can register at the venue. 

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