THE FLOWERS OF KIRKUK

GOLAKANI KIRKUK

By Fariborz KAMKARI

ADRIANA CHIESA ENTERPRISES - as SALES All rights, World

Romance - Completed 2010

Separated by their country, united by their courage... Based on true lives and events, a story of impossible love.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, SWITZERLAND, IRAQ
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fariborz KAMKARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Fariborz KAMKARI, Naseh KAMKARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Far Out Films
    • Synopsis
    • Deep red flowers bloom in an arid field near the town of Kirkuk in Iraq. They seem to be the keepers of a secret, a love story as universal and timeless as it is intimately bound to a place and to a time.
      The bond between Najla and Sherko is a profound story of impossible love. Impossible, because it is set during a moment in the history of the Kurdish people at the height of the genocide perpetrated against them by the regime of Saddam Hussein. The young man Sherko is a Kurd. Najla belongs to an influential Arab family that expects her to conform to the traditions and values of her milieu. Yet Najla is independent, she decides and makes her own choices in life. She is a medical doctor just as Sherko, as dedicated to her vocation as to her love for him.
      A handsome officer in Saddam's army is also ardently attracted to Najla. He too becomes a tragic figure in this story. In refusing him, Najla condemns the society of aggressors to which she belongs. In taking up the cause of the victims, she must make an ultimate terrible choice.
      Based on true lives and events, some of the darker moments of recent history must be evoked. Yet, this is a story of the courage and the power of love. The power that can transform, at least for a time, hatred into compassion, cruelty into self-sacrifice, betrayal into an act of loyalty. And, against the tragic course of history, the courage that can unite a man and a woman forever.
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