21-25 JULY 2021
CINEMA CENTER "OCTOBER"

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Kurds are one of the ancient nations in the world, therefore has a rich history and distinctive culture, their struggle for independence goes back centuries. All this is reflected in modern Kurdish cinema, which is rapidly developing and gaining popularity not only among national diasporas. Kurdish film festivals are successfully held in the capitals of Europe and the world, and Moscow is no exception.

 

The Moscow Kurdish Film Festival is international and will be held in the capital of Russia for the first time from 21 to 25 July with the support of the KARO.Art project at the official site of the film festival - the cinema center "October". By displaying Russian and foreign pieces on Kurdish themes, the festival contributes to preservation of national identity, development of the Kurdish language and national culture, as well as it creates opportunity to share historical and cultural heritage with other nations living in Russia.

 

Moscow Kurdish Film Festival is outside politics, outside of religion, and promotes cinema as an essential form of art and a significant tool for social change. Feature films, documentaries and short films participating in the film festival, created by directors from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey and other countries, will be shown in their original language with Russian subtitles. The festival is included by the Ministry of Culture in the list of international film festivals held in the territory of the Russian Federation for 2021.

 
 

SCHEDULE

July 21, 2021

2018

France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland (115 min.)

Director: Eva Husson

Military, Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 21, 2021(Wed) at 19:30

BY INVITATION

2018

France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland (115 min.)

Director: Eva Husson

Military, Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 21, 2021(Wed) at 20:00

July 22, 2021

2017

Belgium (102 min.)

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 22, 2021(TH) at 19:10

2020

Iran, Turkey (89 min.)

Director: Batin Ghobadi

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 22, 2021(TH) at 19:30

2014

Germany, Iraq (97 min.)

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 22, 2021(TH) at 21:20

2019

Turkey (93 min.)

Director: Selim Yildiz

Documentary

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 22, 2021(TH) at 21:30

23 July 2021

ARIN, 2020, director: Mizgin Mujde Arslan, Great Britain, (11 min.)

TROUSERS, 2018, director: Tahsin Ozmen, Turkey, (15 min.)

ACORN, 2020, Director: Nazmi Karaman, Turkey, (12 min.)

THE HEAVY BURDEN, 2019, director: Yilmaz Ozdil, Turkey, (17 min.)

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

23 July 2021(Fri) at 19:10

2013

Norway, Germany, Iraq (105 min.)

Director: Hisham Zaman

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

23 July 2021(Fri) at 19:30

2015

Iraq, Jordan (91 min.)

Director: Lauand Omar

Horror, Thriller

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

23 July 2021(Fri) at 21:00

2020

Iraqi Kurdistan, Netherlands (75 min.)

Director: Ibrahim Selman

Documentary

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

23 July 2021(Fri) at 21:50

July 24, 2021

DISTANT, 2016, director: Leyla Toprak, Syria, (16 min.)

RETURN TO POVERTY, 2020, director: Umay Isik, Turkey, (24 min.)

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 13:00

2019

Russia (52 min.)

Director: Tatiana Kiseleva, Vladimir Wolf

Documentary

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 13:20

2019

USA, Turkey (86 min.)

Director: Hasan Demirtash

Documentary

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 14:30

2014

Iraq (105 min.)

Director: Jano Rosebiani

Comedy, Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 14:45

2018

Iraq (125 min.)

Director: Jowan Bamarni

Military

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 16:50

2017

Belgium (102 min.)

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 17:10

2020

Iran, Turkey (89 min.)

Director: Batin Ghobadi

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 19:25

THE SWALLOW

2016

Switzerland (102 min.)

Director: Mano Khalil

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 19:45

GET OFF, 2019, director: Teymour Gaderi, Iran, (13 min.)

MY CAT, 2017, director: Imad Mahmadani, Iraq, (15 min.)

ARIN, 2020, director: Mizgin Mujde Arslan, Great Britain, (11 min.)

THE HEAVY BURDEN, 2019, director: Yilmaz Ozdil, Turkey, (17 min.)

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 24, 2021(Sat) at 21:25

НОЧЬ КУРДСКОГО КИНО В ЛЮМЬЕР-ХОЛЛЕ

ДО ТОГО, КАК ВЫПАДЕТ СНЕГ, 2013, режиссер: Хишам Заман, 2013

Блок художественных короткометражных фильмов

Блок документальных короткометражных фильмов

Люмьер-Холл

24-25 июля 2021 в 23:50-06:00

July 25, 2021

SILENCE, 2012, director: Rezan Yesilbas, Turkey, (14 min.)

TROUSERS, 2018, director: Tahsin Ozmen, Turkey, (15 min.)

MY CAT, 2017, Director: Imad Mahmadani, Iraq, (20 min.)

ACORN, 2020, Director: Nazmi Karaman, Turkey, (12 min.)

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 13:00

2014

Iraq (105 min.)

Director: Jano Rosebiani

Comedy, Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 13:20

2016

Germany (104 min.)

Director: Ekrem Heydo

Documentary

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 14:50

2014

Germany, Iraq (97 min.)

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 16:00

DISTANT, 2016, director: Leyla Toprak, Syria, (16 min.)

RETURN TO POVERTY, 2020, director: Umay Isik, Turkey, (24 min.)

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 17:30

2016

Germany, Iraq, Qatar (117 min.)

Director: Soleen Yusef

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 5

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 18:30

2016

Germany, Iraq, Qatar (117 min.)

Director: Soleen Yusef

Drama

Cinema Center "October" HALL 4

July 25, 2021(SUN) at 18:40

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