2022 / 74 mins / Subtitles available

This Premiere was shown from June 10 to July 10 2022

Directed by: Ana Rocha de Sousa


Language / Country : English / United Kingdom

On the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding arises at school over their deaf daughter, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of the children. LISTEN portrays the tireless battle of these immigrant parents against the law, in a desperate struggle to keep their family together.

Included within this purchase is 3 short films; Hair Uncovered (Cathy Heffernan), Night Shift (Bim Ajadi), One Letter (Brian Duffy).

Content warnings : Domestic abuse

What we love about this film

Listen is an emotive and deeply affecting story of one couple’s desperate struggle to keep their family together after they are threatened by the British social services. Reminiscent of Ken Loach’s social issue dramas, Listen is a powerful film with compelling performances from Maisie Sly and Lúcia Moniz.