Norsk filminstitutt

How many blows can love take? 

Mansour’s love for his best friend Andreas is put to the test when his strictly religious father decides to take him to their home country to get married.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2018-09-07
Production company:
Evil Doghouse Lillehammer AS
Executive producer:
Egil Ødegård
Producer:
Ingrid Nordby
Line producer:
Chris Hedberg

Director

  • Irasj Asanti

    Irasj Asanti (b. 1978) is originally Kurdish Iranian but grew up in Norway, as a Norwegian citizen. He graduated with a degree in acting from the Nordic Black Theatre School in Oslo, Norway, and currently works as a writer, actor, and director.  

    He has written and directed several short films and series that have been shown in festivals and on TV worldwide. In 2015, he directed, wrote and acted in the feature film Høvdinger. Asanti is also the creator of the TV series Brothers, about refugees, for the public broadcaster NRK. He is currently working on an action/thriller series for NRK. 

    Irasj Asanti

Cast

Mansour:
Ravdeep Singh Bajwa
Andreas:
Fredrik Skogsrud
Katrine:
Aase-Marie El-Sayed
Jasmin :
Rona Afsari Babawat
Father:
Irasj Asanti
Mother:
Maryam Hossain Zadeh
Imam:
Abdilami Sabani

Awards

2019:
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival
Blikk Audience Award
2019:
Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Nominated for the Iris Prize

Festivals

2019:
Outfest Fusion
2019:
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
2019:
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
2019:
Shanghai Pride
2019:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2019:
North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival
2019:
Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival
2019:
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival
2019:
Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival
2019:
Florene Queer Film Festival
2019:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2022:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2022:
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Irasj Asanti
Screenplay:
Irasj Asanti
Nina Andersson
Cinematographer:
Tor Eigil Scheide
Camera:
Oumaima «Mey» Elachy
Editor:
Arild Tryggestad
Henrik Pedersen
Composer:
Stein Berge Svendsen
Prop Master:
Veronica Karlsen
Makeup artist:
Maria Sand
Sound Design:
Kristoffer Endresen
Kasper Val Bjerregaard
Sound Recording:
Isak Edlund Halmrast
First assistant director:
Ingrid Nordby

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
LGBT
Format:
DCP 4k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in min's:
15'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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