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OT: Europa

Haider Rashid // Italy, Iraq, Kuwait, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021
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In this oppressive political thriller from Haider Rashid, a refugee runs through the forests that mark the border to Europe. Kamal has fled Iraq and made it as far as the Turkish-Bulgarian frontier. The people-smugglers have just been paid off when the police find Kamal and the other refugees, who scatter. Left to his own devices, the young Iraqi tries to find a way through the forest, wandering for three days and nights, in constant fear of being found by the police and self-styled manhunters when all he wants is to live his life in dignity and safety.



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HAIDER RASHID (*1985) is an Italian-Iraqi film-maker. Europa had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes festival in the section Quinzaine des réalisateurs.


Film Talk



Fiction Feature

English, Arabic, Bulgarian


Italy, Iraq, Kuwait


72 min

OV with English subtitles

Haider Rashid

Sonia Giannetto, Haider Rashid

Adam Ali, Erfan Rashid, Gassid Mohammed, Mohamed Zouaoui, Pietro Ciciriello, Svetlana Yantcheva

Haider Rashid

Jacopo Caramella

Giandomenico Petillo, Gabriele Fasano

Sonia Giannetto, Haider Rashid

Francesco Bacci

Alice Rinaldi

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