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Nine-year-old Bahar recently lost her ability to hear. Due to lack of resources in the village, she is omitted from school.  This feeling of alienation is the beginning of a series of desperate acts  culminating in an attempt to cure herself.     

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2020-06-12
Production company:
Oslo Pictures AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Fond for lyd og bilde
FilmLab
Talent Norge
Screen Talent Europe
Executive producer:
Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
Producer:
Renée Hansen Mlodyszewski
Film consultant:
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen

Director

  • Brwa Vahabpour

    Brwa Vahabpour (b. 1993) is a Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker from Trondheim. He graduated from The Norwegian Film School in 2018 and has directed the award-winning short films Pomegranate and The Shepherd, which screened at festivals such as Short Shorts, Palm Springs and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Brwa also won The Nordic Talents Honorable mention in 2018, and the Screen Talent Europe- pitch prize in 2019 for his short film Silence. 

    Brwa Vahabpour

Cast

Bahar:
Ebru Ayse Cakir
Father:
Hussein Hassan
Mother:
Shabu Solimany

Awards

2020:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The Norwegian Film Worker's Association’s Technical Award, to Brynjar Lien Aune for editing

Festivals

2020:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2020:
OFF - Odense International Film Festival
2020:
Encounters Film Festival
2020:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2021:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2021:
Aspen Shortsfest
2021:
Palm Springs International ShortFest

Crew

Director:
Brwa Vahabpour
Screenplay:
Brwa Vahabpour
Cinematographer:
Łukasz Zamaro
Editor:
Brynjar Lien Aune
Composer:
Matias Frøystad
ProductionDesigner:
Jalal Saedpanah
Sound Design:
Matias Frøystad

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,66
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 7.1
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
Kurdish
Subtitles:
Norwegian

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