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  • Director

    Sahim Omar Kalifa

  • Starring

    Feyyaz Duman, Halima Ilter, Daria Hachem Mohammed Gulli

  • Run Time

    102 mins

  • Release Year

    2017

  • Country of Origin

    Belgium, Netherlands

  • Certificate

    15

  • Language

    Kurdish, Dutch

  • Director of Photography: Ruben Impens

  • Editor: Dorith Vinken

  • Produced by: Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem

  • Music: Rutger Reinders

  • Screenplay by: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Sahim Omar Kalifa

  • Production Designer: Philippe Bertin

  • Sound Production: Paul Heymans

UK PREMIERE

Zagros

Part of the European Perspectives Strand

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The constraints of tradition and familial influence conspire to drive a pregnant Kurdish woman, Havin (Halima Ilter), from her shepherd husband, Zagros (Feyyaz Duman), after villagers spread rumours that she is having an affair. She finds her way to Belgium, where she starts a new life, but Zagros follows her. While he loves her on his own terms, old suspicions and jealousies emerge. An astute film about issues faced by women in Kurdistan, tinged with a sense of sadness.

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.



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