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.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian
Italy, Iraq, Kuwait
OV with English subtitles
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