Archive of films Bawke / Bawke

Norway
2005, 16 min

Section: Focus on Kurdish Film
Year: 2013

A father and his little boy escape across the border. In order for them to remain in the foreign country, the father cannot acknowledge his son. But the father’s love finds a way of making itself known, bringing at least some happiness to the boy. The film is dedicated "to all those leaving their native countries and their roots and language in search of a better life.”


Synopsis

A father and his little boy escape across the border under difficult circumstances. For their escape to be successful so that they may remain in the foreign country, the father cannot acknowledge his son in front of the authorities. But the father’s love finds a way of making itself known, bringing at least some happiness to the boy. "My intention was to show that love is not about being together,” says the filmmaker. The movie was presented at more than 100 festivals, winning over 40 awards. It is dedicated "to all those leaving their native countries and their roots and language in search of a better life.”

About the director

Hisham Zaman (b. 1975, Iraqi Kurdistan) graduated from the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer in 2004. He has shot the short films The Bridge (Broen, 2003), The Roof (2004), and his greatest success to date, Bawke. After the medium-length Winterland (Vinterland, 2007) he realized his feature debut Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller, 2013), which is being presented as part of our retrospective.

Contacts

Norwegian Film Institute
Box 482 Sentrum, 0105, Oslo
Norway
Tel: +47 224 745 00
Fax: +47 224 745 97
E-mail: post@nfi.no
www: www.nfi.no

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Focus on Kurdish Film
   
Director: Hisham Zaman
Screenplay: Hisham Zaman
Dir. of Photography: Mariusz Matzow Gulbrandsen
Music: Øistein Boassen
Editor: Arild Tryggestad
Producer: Gudny Hummelvoll
Production: 4 1/2 AS
Cast: Broa Rasol, Serdar Ahmad Saleh
Contact: Norwegian Film Institute

Guests

Hisham Zaman

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