By Halkawt MUSTAFA


Drama - Completed 2011

A strong story about two young people's hopes and dreams being tested against reality.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Halkawt MUSTAFA
    • Writer(s)
    • Halkawt MUSTAFA
    • Producer(s)
    • Egil ODEGARD (Filmhuset), Anders GRAHAM (Filmhuset), Halkawt MUSTAFA (HeneFilm)
    • Synopsis
    • Shirin and Soran are two teen lovers who want to get married. But Shirin's father has promised her to another and dismisses all attempts to get him to change his mind. Shirin is getting married against her will, and the two young people are very desperate. At the very wedding night, Shirin is kidnapped by Soran, and together they escape to the big city where nobody knows them to start a new life. But life on the run is certainly no picnic for the two youngsters. When Soran is arrested and imprisoned Shirin must survive alone in the big city. This proves to be both difficult and dangerous for a young girl in a male dominated society where women have few rights.
      Shirin is forced to rely on random strangers to do without Soran, causing fatal consequences. Is the love of Shirin and Soran strong enough to withstand the brutal reality?
      Halkawt Mustafa was born in Kurdistan in northern Iraq, where the film is also shot. He moved to Norway with his family in 2000 and is now a Norwegian citizen. "Red Heart" is his first feature film. The film is a Norwegian-Iraqi co-production with Filmhuset in Norway as the main producer.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2009