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PÖFF
In Focus: Sizzling Arabia

Genres

Drama, LGBT, Thriller, Romance

Baghdad In My Shadow

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Baghdad In My Shadow
Director: Samir
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Iraq
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:45
Language: Arabic, English
Producer: Joël Jent
Screenwriter: Samir, Furat al Jamil
DoP: Ngo The Chau
Editor: Jann Anderegg
Music: Walter Mair
Cast: Haytham Abdulrazaq, Zahraa Ghandour, Waseem Abbas, Shervin Alenabi, Maxim Mehmet, Kae Bahar
Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

Synopsis

Strong-willed architect Amal, introvert poet Taufiq and closeted gay IT specialist Muhanad love meeting up at a little café in central London. They‘re all Iraqi expats, still caught up in their past and yearning for freedom. Everything changes when Amal’s husband, a former informant of Saddams regime, suddenly shows up in London…

“Baghdad in My Shadow” is directed by the multiple award-winning filmmaker Samir (Swiss Oscar entry „Iraqi Odyssey“) and shows how various ways of life, traditional and modern, atheist and Muslim, collide in a little cafe in the middle of London – an explosive mix staged with empathy and authenticity.

Director

Director's filmography: Valik/Selected: Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection (PÖFF 2002), Snow White (2005), Jai Maa Sherawaali (2008), Iraqi Odyssey (PÖFF 2014, doc), Baghdad in My Shadow (2019)
  • Samir

    Mon, November 18, 2019


    21:00


    Elektriteater, Tartu

    Screening code: 041803
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 01:45
    Language: Arabic, English

    Wed, November 27, 2019


    20:15


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 8, Tallinn

    Screening code: 130506
    Subtitles: English
    Q&A guests: Joël Jent, Sophia Rubischung
    Screening duration: 02:05
    Language: Arabic, English

    Sun, December 1, 2019


    14:15


    Kino Artis, Saal 2, Tallinn

    Screening code: 171601
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 01:45
    Language: Arabic, English

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