ZAGROS

By Sahim Omar KALIFA

EYE FILM INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2017

Turkish herdsman Zagros’s wife is suspected of adultery by his family and flees to Belgium. Believing her innocent, Zagros follows.

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Berlinale EFM 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • KURDISH, DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sahim Omar KALIFA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sahim omar KALIFA, Jean-claude VAN RIJCKEGHEM
    • Producer(s)
    • Dries PHLYPO (A Private View)
    • Synopsis
    • Zagros (26) is a shepherd who lives in a Kurdish village with his pregnant wife Havin and their daughter. His father tells him that people gossip about Havin: there are rumours of her having an affair. Zagros brushes his father’s concerns away as he trusts his wife and refuses to give credit to the rumours. Later, while Zagros tends to his sheep, he learns that his family have accused Havin of adultery and locked her up. Zagros returns to his village but finds his wife and daughter gone. Havin has fled to the west with their daughter and unborn child. Zagros, believing his wife’s innocence and opposing his father, travels to Istanbul and meets a smuggler who can take him to the west…
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