Church Film Prize of the INTERFILM Jury, Luebeck 2021

The Gravedigger’s Wife is the most heartfelt and beautiful film which keeps you warm long after screening. It has excellent visual work and sound design in addition to superb acting, which makes this film hard to forget. The story leads us into a very poor Somalian family, where Khadar Ayderus Ahmed explores true human values in such a way that is understandable universally and doesn’t leave audiences indifferent. We see ourselves in the story about love, friendship and hope. It shows a great respect for human dignity and opens up for discussions about how we see and treat each other as human beings.