Focus on Sweden / UK premiere

Up & Away

  • Karzan Kader /
  • Sweden, Finland, Iraq /
  • 2012 /
  • 92 mins

Zamand Taha, Sarwal Fazil, Diya Mariwan, Suliman Karim Mohamad, Rahim Hussen, Abdulrahman Mohamad, Shirwan Muhamad, Bahadin Halabjai, Nawzad Majid, Bakir Mustafa, Baxan Mohamad / Fiction / Kurdish

Two brothers embark on a journey from Kurdistan to America to meet Superman... on a donkey.

Karzan Kader

Karzan Kader was born in 1982 in Suleymania, Kurdistan. When he was six-years-old, Kader and his family left Kurdistan ending up in Sweden. Kader began to make short films and in 2007 he was accepted at Dramatiska Institutet as one of four director students. Three years later he returned to Kurdistan to shoot his graduation film, the short version of Up and Away / Bekas. Kader has directed numerous commercials and worked as casting director and 1st AD on several features including Petter Neass’ Leaps and Bounds / Hoppet (2007) and Babak Najafi’s Sebbe (2010).

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  • #1 Nick Name / Wednesday 29 May, 2013 / 21:52 GMT

    This movie seems to be better knows as »Bekas«.
  • #2 Nick Name / Wednesday 29 May, 2013 / 21:53 GMT

  • #3 Nicole Cassandra Smit / Saturday 1 June, 2013 / 19:21 GMT

    It was first a short film called Bekas that they've made into a feature length film :)

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