Baghdad In My Shadow
|Country:||Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Iraq|
|Screenwriter:||Samir, Furat al Jamil|
|DoP:||Ngo The Chau|
|Cast:||Haytham Abdulrazaq, Zahraa Ghandour, Waseem Abbas, Shervin Alenabi, Maxim Mehmet, Kae Bahar|
|Production:||Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion|
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.