Norsk filminstitutt

Doah lives in a small village in Morocco with her single mother. All she wants is to play soccer with the boys in the village. But due to her skin disease, she is cursed by the "evil eye" and shut out as the village outcast. Every day Doah and her mother struggle against hate and social exclusion. When Doah is forced to confront the weakness of her mother, she finally decides to stand up for herself.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2020-02-05
Production company:
Pandora Film AS
GorillaFilm
Aase & Wiig
Co production company:
Cinè-Scène International
Financing company:
Vestnorsk Filmsenter AS
Executive producer:
Jan Inge Wiig
Ivar Aase
Producer:
Trude Refsahl
Farzad Samsami
Line producer:
Youssef Derkaoui
Najib Walid Derkaoui

Director

  • Farzad Samsami

    Farzad Samsami (b. 1980 in Tehran) established GorillaFilm in 2005; he has directed and produced numerous low budget short films, and music videos. His first short film, Foad (2013) was shown at several national and international festivals, among them Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the Palm Springs Shortsfest. At Palm Springs, Foad received the HP Bridging The Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders. In 2017, Samsami received production grants for two new short films, My Father (2018) and Evil Eyes (2019).

    Farzad Samsami

Cast

Douaa Hanan
Narjiss Amiri

Awards

2021:
Le Temps Presse
Prix Des Lycéens
2021:
Festival Amnesty International Au Cinéma pour les Droits Humains
Audience Award Best Short Film

Festivals

2020:
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
2020:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2020:
Un Court Tournable
2020:
Rabat International Auteur Film Festival
2021:
Black Movie Film Festival Geneva
2021:
International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
2021:
Le Temps Presse
2021:
Festival Amnesty International Au Cinéma pour les Droits Humains
2021:
International Children Care Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Farzad Samsami
Cinematographer:
Philip Øgaard
Screenplay:
Farzad Samsami
Editor:
Rolv Lyssand Bjørø
Composer:
Olav Øyehaug
Sound Design:
Yngve Leidulv Sætre

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
Arabic
Subtitles:
English

Downloads