march 16–26

Programme

Flag without a Country
Flag without a Country
2015 Iraq, Kurdistan 97 min N-16
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As it advances across Syria and Iraq, IS, the extremist militant group, poses a huge threat to the people in the region. Ghobadi turns his camera on those in the greatest immediate danger by visiting a Kurdish refugee camp on the Syrian border, further zooming in on two central characters: Kurdish singer Helly Luv and the first Kurdish pilot, Nariman. Luv, back in her home country from Finland, participates in relief activities for children while also writing songs calling for Kurdish independence and an end to war. For this, she is constantly exposed to threats and violence. Meanwhile, Nariman has injured his leg in an accident. He opens a school to train future pilots but finds it difficult to get students to enroll. In order to keep his school open, he looks for students in refugee camps. After depicting the two protagonists desperately pursuing their goals, the film stops at a crucial moment, freezing in place a determined attitude toward independence and peace that overlaps with the tenuous situation and the future of the region.
Filmography
"A Time for Drunken Horses" (2000), "Marooned in Iraq" (2002), "Turtles Can Fly" (2004, "Kino pavasaris"), "Half Moon" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "No One Knows About Persian Cats" (2009, "Kino pavasaris"), "Rhino Season" (2012, "Kino pavasaris"), "Kaboki" in "Words with Gods" (2014, short, "Kino pavasaris"), "Flag without a Country" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").

About Directors

Bahman Ghobadi (b. 1969 in Baneh, in the province of Iranian Kurdistan).
7.6
Total votes: 23
Director(s) - Bahman Ghobadi
Screenwriter(s) - Bahman Ghobadi
Actors - Nariman Anwar, Helly Luv
Producer(s) - Bahman Ghobadi
Cinematographer - Jafar Aslani
Editor(s) - Bahman Ghobadi
Composer(s) - Bahman Ghobadi
Sales agent - Mij Film
Distributor -
Production company - Mij Film
Dialogues - Kurdish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Filmography
"A Time for Drunken Horses" (2000), "Marooned in Iraq" (2002), "Turtles Can Fly" (2004, "Kino pavasaris"), "Half Moon" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "No One Knows About Persian Cats" (2009, "Kino pavasaris"), "Rhino Season" (2012, "Kino pavasaris"), "Kaboki" in "Words with Gods" (2014, short, "Kino pavasaris"), "Flag without a Country" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").

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