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NACHBARN

NACHBARN  // DIRECTED BY MANO KHALIL  // CAST: JAY ABDO / SHERAD KHALIL / JALAL ALTAVIL / TUNA DWEK / ZIREK // PRODUCTION FRAME FILM / ARTE // 2021 

SET IN SYRIA IN THE 80'S, THE MOVIE TELLS THE STORY OF SERO, A KURDISH BOY FACING THE ARRIVAL OF ASSAD'S NATIONALISM. WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUSAN MEISELAS AND ALEX WEBB OR MOVIES BY KIASTORAMI IN MIND, WE CHOOSE A STRAIGT-FORWARD APPROACH FOR THIS DRAMATIC STORY. WE SHOT IN KURDISTAN (IRAK) FOR 8 WEEKS, WITH A MIX OF LOCAL AND EUROPEAN CREW, AND WORKING THERE WITH FANTASTIC PEOPLE FROM ALL RELIGIONS AND ORIGINS JUST 30 MILES FROM MOSSUL HAS BEEN A UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE.

LE TEMPS: Mano Khalil propose un film beau et terrible à plus-value autobiographique. Ce film visuellement splendide s’attache aux peines et aux joies d’un petit garçon faisant l’apprentissage de la violence et du chagrin.