PROGRAMME 2021

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2018

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

Director: Eva Husson

Military, Drama

Premiere in Russia. A Kurdish women's unit in Peshmerga prepares to recapture its city from extremists. 

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2016

Germany, Iraq, Qatar (117 min.)

Director: Soleen Yusef

Drama

The story of the journey of brothers Jan, Alan and their sister Leah, who were born in the Kurdish region of Iraq and raised in Germany. All three want to fulfill their mother's last wish.

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2020,

Iran, Turkey (89 min.)

Director: Batin Ghobadi

Drama

Premiere in Russia. In 2015, the body of Alan, a Kurdish boy from Syria, was found on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey. The film shows what could have happened to the boy and his family before the day when the boat capsized on the high seas.

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2014

Germany, Iraq (97 min.)

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki

Comedy, Drama

After the fall of the military regime in Iraq, childhood friends Hussein and Alan decide to make a feature film about the Kurdish genocide.

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2019,

Turkey (93 min.)

Director: Selim Yildiz

Documentary

Premiere in Russia. The film tells about the experience of the director's mother, Besna, who wants to reach out to her son, like other mothers whose sons are involved in a long-term war in Turkey.

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2013,

Norway, Germany, Iraq (105 min.)

Director: Hisham Zaman

Drama

Premiere in Russia. A 16-year-old boy leaves his native village in Kurdistan for Europe in search of his sister. It is his duty as the eldest man in the family to bring her back after she escaped from her own wedding.

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2020,

Netherlands, Iraqi Kurdistan (75 min.)

Director: Ibrahim Selman

Documentary

More than forty years after the death of his father, Kurdish writer and theatrical figure Ibrahim Selman writes a letter to him.

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2019,

Russia (52 min.)

Director: Tatyana Kiseleva, Vladimir Wolf

Documentary

A film about Nazim Nadirov . An ascetic and a dervish, who learned the value of simple things early, a sage and a philosopher who eagerly absorbed biblical truths.

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2014,

Iraq (105 min.)

Director: Jano Rosebiani

Comedy, Drama

A young girl, Vian, is forcibly given in marriage to a wealthy elderly businessman, Haji Hemmo. But during the wedding night, she runs out of the bedroom and climbs a tree, refusing to sleep with him. Hajj becomes a laughing stock in the city.

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2017,

Belgium (102 min.)

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa

Drama

Zagros is a young shepherd who lives in a Kurdish village with his pregnant wife Havin and their daughter. His father tells him that people gossip about Havin: there are rumors about her romance.

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2019

USA, Turkey (86 min.)

Director: Hasan Demirtas

Documentary

The film tells about three main stories of genocide in the world.

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2016

Switzerland (102 min.)

Director: Mano Khalil

Drama

Young Swiss Mira searches for her lost father with the help of her Kurdish friend Rameau. These two get closer as they travel. However, a dark past and political issues complicate matters.

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2016

Germany (104 min.)

Director: Ekrem Heydo

Documentary

The director returns to his hometown in Syria 25 years later with a photo of his old classmates. He will try to figure out what happened to all of them after the war changed their faith.

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2015

Iraq, Jordan (91 min.)

Director: Lauand Omar

Horror, Thriller

Five strangers who share one nightmare. Hell has reincarnated. The Curse of Mesopotamia is the first English-language genre film filmed in the Middle East and played by famous actors from different countries.

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2018

Iraq (125 min.)

Director: Jowan Bamarni

Military

During the war on terrorism, the peshmerga (Kurdish military forces) join forces with an alliance on a mission to stop the mad scientist. The journey is filled with dangers.

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A STEP TO GO

2020

Iran (23 min.)

Director: Rebwar Mahmodpour

Documentary

The family is preparing to meet their son after his long immigration. Migration has two sides. One is the one who left, and the other is the one who is waiting.

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DISTANT

2016

Syria (16 min.)

Director: Leyla Toprak

Documentary

The film follows the impact of the war in Kobani (Syria) on people and nature, as well as the uprising of Kobani women guerrillas against an approach that has ignored the historical values of women in dominant social descriptions for years.

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DYAB

2016

Iraq (16 min.)

Director: Mazin M. Sherabayani

Documentary

Dyab, 12, is a Yezidi Kurd living in a refugee camp on the Arbat after horrific attacks by Islamic states on their villages in the Shingal Mountains (Sinjar). However, Dyab's dream is to become a director and actor and tell the stories and suffering of his people to the outside world.

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RETURN TO POVERTY

2020

Turkey (24 min.)

Director: Umay Isik

Documentary

In 1994-95, hundreds of Kurdish villages in Turkey were destroyed, forcing residents to leave. They could not return to their homeland for over 10 years. When they returned, they had to rebuild their homes and infrastructure.

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TOUCH

2018

Iraq (22 min.)

Director: Warman Saeed

Documentary, short

The touch is a window into the daily life and struggles of a Yezidi Kurdish family from Shangal who currently lives in a refugee camp in South Kurdistan. This is a family of 10 people, 6 of whom are completely blind and the mother is very sick.

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ARÎN

2020

United Kingdom (11 min.)

Director: Mizgin Mujde Arslan

Drama, short

Solin is a pregnant Kurdish woman living in London with her old father. Her father got lost without speaking a word of English. Solin is haunted by the only thing he can describe: the clock tower.

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TROUSERS

2018

Turkey (15 min.)

Director: Tahsin Ozmen

Comedy, Drama, Short

During the reforms in Turkey in the first half of the 20th century, men had to wear trousers and hats in the cities. In a small village in eastern Turkey, a man named Dilo wants to travel to town to buy a mirror. There is only one pair of trousers and a hat that the villagers take turns wearing when they travel to town.

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TASTE OF RABBIT

2017

Norway, Russia (11 min.)

Director: Kardo Mansour

Drama, short

Elena has found a new way to take care of the family, but her attempts to make ends meet complicate the relationship in their home.

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ACORN

2020

Turkey (11 min.)

Director: Nazmi Karaman

Drama, short

In a Yezidi village on Mount Shingal, a father, mother and their daughter live together in a peaceful atmosphere. However, the calm and peace were disrupted by the ISIS attack.

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TESTAMENT

2019

Iraqi Kurdistan (14 min.)

Director: Kamiran Betasi

Drama, Short

Doctors had to amputate Kovan's grandmother's leg. Kovan, 14, receives an assignment from his father to take the amputated leg to their village and bury it according to Islamic customs so that his grandmother can get the leg back in the next life.

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RED RIDDLE

2019

Iran (14 min.)

Director: Aso Mehdi Jodat

Drama, short

A young man falls in love with a girl and after a long time decides to tell her about it. He invite her to the coffee shop to tell her his secret. However, his friend appears and ruins all his plans.

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THE SUMMER OF THE SWANS

2017

Iran (14 min.)

Director: Maryam Samadi

Drama, short

The cherished dream of a disabled boy can come true, as he believes that a swan by the pond can heal him. When some of his friends spot a swan by the pond, he decides to take the only chance in life.

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SILENCE

2012

Turkey (14 min.)

Director: Rezan Yesilbas

Drama, short

The Diyarbakir prison is a symbol of torture suffered by prisoners in Turkey after the 1980 coup d'état. The picture is about women who visited their husbands in prisons and could not speak, because they did not know Turkish, and Kurdish was banned.

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MY CAT

2017

Iraq (15 min.)

Director: Imad Mahmadani

Drama, short

There is always a soul that takes care of us, even if we do not know about it. Maybe this soul is not a person, sometimes it is a living being that we never think of.

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HOPE

2018

Syria, France, Qatar (20 min.)

Director: Mohammad Shaikhow

Drama, short

Hevi and Walat, a young couple of Kurdish refugees, agreed to meet with the smuggler to cross the undefined border and reach the place of freedom.

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PORTAL

2019

Iran (25 min.)

Director: Ayoub Sheikh Ahmadi

Horror Short

Bakhtiyar takes a shower in an old public bath, where he finds a gold stone and takes it for himself, but then mysterious events happen to him.

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THE WORLD'S LAST HOUSE

2019

Iran (16 min.)

Director: Amir Gholami

Drama, short

An old man who has been answering letters from people for a long time and solving their problems in a distant home faces the strangest test of his life. An annoying guest comes to him with three bullets in a pistol ...

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THE STAIN

2020

Iran (13 min.)

Director: Shoresh Vakili

Drama, short

A former soldier working in a movie theater struggles with a blood-red stain that appears on the screen every time during the battle scenes of ongoing films.

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GET OFF

2019

Iran (13 min.)

Director: Teymour Ghaderi

Drama, short

City, bike, girl ... She has to hide from the police while she rides her bike, but why?

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THE HEAVY BURDEN

2019

Turkey (17 min.)

Director: Yilmaz Ozdil

Drama, short

Avdel feeds his family by working with the Bozo donkey in the sanitary service of the city of Mardin in Turkey. Avdel's nephew Salikh, who fled from Syria, also lives with his family. When the municipality retires the "old Bozo", Avdel faces the problem of finding a younger donkey.