BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Documentaire Extraordinaire

A Flag Without a Country

ORIGINAL TITLE:
A Flag Without a Country
Irak / 2015 / 1 t. 37 min.
LANGUAGE:
kurdisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Nariman Anwar, Helly Luv
DIRECTOR:
Bahman Ghobadi
WRITER:
Bahman Ghobadi
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Jafar Aslani
PRODUCER:
Bahman Ghobadi
Bahman Ghobadi's hybrid portrait of the Kurds

This docu-fiction hybrid is a portrait of two Kurdish people – singer Helan Abdullah, better known as Helly Luv, and pilot Nariman Anwar. Both try to help young refugees from Syria by educating them. Having grown up in Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war and the Gulf War, they are all too aware of what war does to a child. The film is a tribute to the creativity, courage and solidarity of the Kurdish people, with director Bahman Ghobadi linking the ongoing crisis in Syria with the tumultuous story of the region in an intelligent and insightful way.

PS. Unfortunately, there will not be Q&A's after the screenings

Bahman Ghobadi

Bahman Ghobadi (Iran, 1969) Selected filmography: RHINO SEASON (2012), NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (BIFF 2009), HALF MOON (2006), TURTLES CAN FLY (BIFF 2004), MAROONED IN IRAQ (BIFF 2003), A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES (BIFF 2001)

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