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

  Sunday 19 November, at. 13.30, Hagabion hall 1
Nr:  9
Length  52 min ( 0 h 52 min )
Genres  Fiction
Country  Italy
Lang  Italian, Persian, English text
Director  Razi Mohebi


Storyline

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.

Future: Open

Future: Open

  Sunday 19 November, at. 21.00, Hagabio hall 1
Nr:  50
Length  99 min ( 1 h 39 min )
Genres  Fiction
Country  Slovenia
Lang  Slovenian, English, English text
Director  Rudi Uran


Storyline

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?

Forever Hold Your Peace

Forever hold your peace

  Saturday, 18 November, at. 14.00, Hammarkullen kulturhus
Nr:  28
Length  15 min ( 0 h 15 min )
Genres  Spelfilm
Country  Iraq,  England
Lang  Kurdiska, engelsk text
Director  Awat Osman Ali


Storyline

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.

Django

Django

  Tuesday 21 November, 19:00, Ungdomens hus 1200 kvadrat
Nr:  48
Length  117 min ( 1 h 57 min )
Genres  Fiction
Country  France
Lang  French, German, English, Romany, Swedish text
Director  Etienne Comar



Storyline

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.

House Without Roof

House without roof

  Monday 20 November, at. 21.00, Hagabion hall 1
Nr:  27
Length  117 min ( 1 h 57 min )
Genres  Fiction
Country  Germany,  Iraq,  Qatar
Lang  German, Kurdish, English text
Director  Soleen Yusef


Storyline

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.

Dialogues of Exiles

Dialogues of exiles

  Wednesday 22 November, at. 19.00, Viktoriahuset - Viktoriasal
Nr:  4
Length  100 min ( 1 h 40 min )
Genres  Fiction
Country  Chile
Lang  Spanish, English text
Director  Raúl Ruiz



Storyline

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.

Gulistan, Land of Roses

Gulistan, land of roses

  Saturday 18 November , at. 16.30, Hammarkullen kulturhus
Thursday 23 November , at. 18.30, Hagabion hall 1
Nr:  26
Length  86 min ( 1 h 26 min )
Genres  Documentary
Country  Canada,  Germany
Lang  German, English text
Director  Zayne Akyol


Storyline

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.

Drum

Drum

  Lördag 18 november, kl. 21.00, Hagabion sal 1
Nr:  41
Length  60 min ( 1 h 00 min )
Genres  Spelfilm
Country  Frankrike,  Iran
Lang  Persiska, engelsk text
Director  Keywan Karimi


Storyline

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.

Pearls Island

Pearls island

  Lördag 18 november, kl. 16.30, Hammarkullen kulturhus
Torsdag 23 november, kl. 18.30, Hagabion sal 1
Nr:  30
Length  15 min ( 0 h 15 min )
Genres  Spelfilm
Country  Kurdistan
Lang  Kurdiska, franska, engelsk text
Director  Dana Karim


Storyline

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

Split

Split

  Lördag 18 november, kl. 14.00, Hammarkullen kulturhus
Nr:  31
Length  10 min ( 0 h 10 min )
Genres  Spelfilm
Country  Irak
Lang  Kurdiska, engelsk text
Director  Halgwrd Salih


Storyline

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