BIFF 2020
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Road to Istanbul

ORIGINAL TITLE:
La route d'Istanbul
Belgia / Frankrike/ 2016/ 1 t. 32 min.
LANGUAGE:
fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Astrid Whettnall, Pauline Burlet, Patricia Ide, Abel Jafri
DIRECTOR:
Rachid Bouchareb
WRITER:
Rachid Bouchareb, Zoé Galeron, Yasmina Khadra, Olivier Lorelle
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Benoît Chamaillard
PRODUCER:
Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat
Jihad me at hello

One day 20-year-old Elodie disappears without warning from her peaceful life in the Belgian countryside. Later the police tell her mother Elisabeth that she has left to join ISIS and fight jihad in Syria. Elisabeth cannot understand what has motivated her daughter to fight in a war that does not concern her, nor can she accept her decision. And as the authorities aren't doing anything to bring her back, she takes the matter into her own hands and journeys to Syria in search of answers.

 

Rachid Bouchareb

Rachid Bouchareb (France, 1959) Selected filmography: LONDON RIVER (2009), DAYS OF GLORY (2006), LITTLE SENEGAL (2001), BATÔN ROUGE (1985)

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