EFF
New Edition
The World is My Home
The 14th International Exile Film Festival
Gothenburg, Sweden 8-14 November 2019

Citizens of Nothingness

Citizens of nothingness (2019)

52 min - Fiction - 14 October 2019
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An Afghan political refuge has just arrived in Italy and look for hospitality and protection but she find herself collide with a daily reality that marginalizes and makes her feel out of place. The alienating condition is reflected by choosing non-sites as locations of the film. Documents and passports have ambivalent value, they are just pass-through to freedom and control tools. The refugee status slips to the apathy of a nobody's land.

Director:  Razi Mohebi
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An Afghan political refuge has just arrived in Italy and look for hospitality and protection but she find herself collide with a daily reality that marginalizes and makes her feel out of place. The alienating condition is reflected by choosing non-sites as locations of the film. Documents and passports have ambivalent value, they are just pass-through to freedom and control tools. The refugee status slips to the apathy of a nobody's land.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Italy
Language:  Italian, Persian, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 52 min

Future: Open

Future: Open (2019)

99 min - Fiction - 14 October 2019
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100 years of futurism, 100 years of October Revolution, 40 years of Punk, 40 years of Neoliberalism, 25 years of Balkan Madhouse! What do they have in common? It’s our Future! And it’s Open! Are we entering or leaving the madhouse? There is no alternative! iPADRE, the first man, the Creator and dictator of all dictators, rules the State of FUTURE, where Chicken People with the memory of a fish follow their Instinct. When Eve, the first woman, performs a coup d'etat, the Opposition's victory is above all an opportunity to make a fool of itself again! What more can you expect?

Director:  Rudi Uran
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100 years of futurism, 100 years of October Revolution, 40 years of Punk, 40 years of Neoliberalism, 25 years of Balkan Madhouse! What do they have in common? It’s our Future! And it’s Open! Are we entering or leaving the madhouse? There is no alternative! iPADRE, the first man, the Creator and dictator of all dictators, rules the State of FUTURE, where Chicken People with the memory of a fish follow their Instinct. When Eve, the first woman, performs a coup d'etat, the Opposition's victory is above all an opportunity to make a fool of itself again! What more can you expect?


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Slovenia
Language:  Slovenian, English, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

Forever Hold Your Peace

Forever hold your peace (2019)

15 min - Spelfilm - 14 October 2019
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När föräldrarna till två förälskade barndomsvänner förbjuder dem att gifta sig tar de hjälp av ett får för att rymma. Ett kärleksdrama, kärlek kommer i kläm mellan urgamla traditionella värderingar – hämnd, i det kris härjade kurdistan.

Director:  Awat Osman Ali
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När föräldrarna till två förälskade barndomsvänner förbjuder dem att gifta sig tar de hjälp av ett får för att rymma. Ett kärleksdrama, kärlek kommer i kläm mellan urgamla traditionella värderingar – hämnd, i det kris härjade kurdistan.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Spelfilm

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Country:  Iraq,  England
Language:  Kurdiska, engelsk text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 15 min

Django

Django (2019)

117 min - Fiction - 14 October 2019
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During occupied Paris in 1943, the brilliant and careless Django Reinhardt plays his swing jazz at the city's best venues and concert venues – Django is at the top of his career. But he also belongs to the Roma people, and throughout Europe, the persecution of Roma takes place. And soon, his life takes a new turn when the Nazi propaganda department wants to send him on a tour in Germany.

Director:  Etienne Comar
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During occupied Paris in 1943, the brilliant and careless Django Reinhardt plays his swing jazz at the city's best venues and concert venues – Django is at the top of his career. But he also belongs to the Roma people, and throughout Europe, the persecution of Roma takes place. And soon, his life takes a new turn when the Nazi propaganda department wants to send him on a tour in Germany.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  France
Language:  French, German, English, Romany, Swedish text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 57 min

House Without Roof

House without roof (2019)

117 min - Fiction - 14 October 2019
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The film is about the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their mother's last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their Kurdish extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other – everybody runs his own life – and whenever they are holding talks, they are mostly based on reproaches. In parallel with the run of their journey it is noticeably that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, that nobody can surmise, is heading for disaster.

Director:  Soleen Yusef
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The film is about the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their mother's last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their Kurdish extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other – everybody runs his own life – and whenever they are holding talks, they are mostly based on reproaches. In parallel with the run of their journey it is noticeably that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, that nobody can surmise, is heading for disaster.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Germany,  Iraq,  Qatar
Language:  German, Kurdish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 57 min

Dialogues of Exiles

Dialogues of exiles (1974)

100 min - Fiction - 14 October 1974
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Ruiz's first film in French lands is a kind of fiction and documentary at the same time. The film tells the story of some Chilean exiles in Paris in the early years of the Pinochet regime and their adventures trying to get roof, money and work. The actors, French and Chilean, worked for free for reasons of solidarity. Most of the Chileans were refugees, colleagues and friends of Ruiz, therefore they were interpreting their own situation.

Director:  Raúl Ruiz
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Ruiz's first film in French lands is a kind of fiction and documentary at the same time. The film tells the story of some Chilean exiles in Paris in the early years of the Pinochet regime and their adventures trying to get roof, money and work. The actors, French and Chilean, worked for free for reasons of solidarity. Most of the Chileans were refugees, colleagues and friends of Ruiz, therefore they were interpreting their own situation.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Chile
Language:  Spanish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 1974

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Gulistan, Land of Roses

Gulistan, land of roses (2019)

86 min - Documentary - 14 October 2019
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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment. As filmmaker Zaynê Akyol follows their highly regimented lives, seasoned fighters like Rojen and Sozdar openly share with us their most intimate thoughts and dreams. Even as fighting against ISIS intensifies in the Middle East, these women bravely continue their battle against barbarism. Offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatized war: the female, feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.

Director:  Zayne Akyol
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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment. As filmmaker Zaynê Akyol follows their highly regimented lives, seasoned fighters like Rojen and Sozdar openly share with us their most intimate thoughts and dreams. Even as fighting against ISIS intensifies in the Middle East, these women bravely continue their battle against barbarism. Offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatized war: the female, feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Canada,  Germany
Language:  German, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Drum

Drum (2019)

60 min - Spelfilm - 14 October 2019
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En medelålders advokat arbetar och bor ensam i en trist lägenhet. En kall och regnig dag bryter en rufsig man sig in och ger honom ett litet paket. Efter det fortsätter advokaten att plågas av inbrott och ovälkomna besökare. När så en dag hans flickvän knivhuggs till döds beger sig advokaten ut för att hämnas. Trumma är en störande dyster, drömlik och Kafka liknande bild av livet i det samtida Teheran. En sanslöst välgjord svart/vit filmatisering, en lysande och estetisk visuell berättelse. Filmälskare, filmcineaster och filmstudenter bör se denna pärla.

Director:  Keywan Karimi
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En medelålders advokat arbetar och bor ensam i en trist lägenhet. En kall och regnig dag bryter en rufsig man sig in och ger honom ett litet paket. Efter det fortsätter advokaten att plågas av inbrott och ovälkomna besökare. När så en dag hans flickvän knivhuggs till döds beger sig advokaten ut för att hämnas. Trumma är en störande dyster, drömlik och Kafka liknande bild av livet i det samtida Teheran. En sanslöst välgjord svart/vit filmatisering, en lysande och estetisk visuell berättelse. Filmälskare, filmcineaster och filmstudenter bör se denna pärla.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Spelfilm

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Country:  Frankrike,  Iran
Language:  Persiska, engelsk text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 00 min

Pearls Island

Pearls island (2019)

15 min - Spelfilm - 14 October 2019
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Afrin och hennes två systrar kämpar mot barbarer och mörkets styrka i en krigszon. De räddar Gael, en ung fransk journalist som kommer för att rapportera om modet hos en kurdisk kvinnlig frihetskrigare (Sharvan). Gael tar sitt sista foto av de tre systrarna då en förväntad händelse inträffar. En välspelad film

Director:  Dana Karim
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Afrin och hennes två systrar kämpar mot barbarer och mörkets styrka i en krigszon. De räddar Gael, en ung fransk journalist som kommer för att rapportera om modet hos en kurdisk kvinnlig frihetskrigare (Sharvan). Gael tar sitt sista foto av de tre systrarna då en förväntad händelse inträffar. En välspelad film


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Spelfilm

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Country:  Kurdistan
Language:  Kurdiska, franska, engelsk text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 15 min

Split

Split (2019)

10 min - Spelfilm - 14 October 2019
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En man som ser sig själv som hjälte i konflikt med sitt inre jag, känner sig alltid som en förlorare. En feg man som drabbas av mardrömmar om sitt förflutna liv

Director:  Halgwrd Salih
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En man som ser sig själv som hjälte i konflikt med sitt inre jag, känner sig alltid som en förlorare. En feg man som drabbas av mardrömmar om sitt förflutna liv


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Spelfilm

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Country:  Irak
Language:  Kurdiska, engelsk text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 10 min