Adéla Mrázová (FIPRESCI) review on THE EXAM
"Focusing on the improvisational strategies of the underground movement and its “adversaries” with their somewhat murkier motivations allows the various social groups to be connected and provides a rich variety of characters, guaranteeing a stimulating ground for ironic social commentary and a number of hilarious situations. The interweaving of personal fates with the machinery of corruption also allows the story to maintain a tight structure and ensures a relentless pace that demands constant vigilance. [...] As much as the sisters’ efforts represent a desperate struggle to maintain their rights to make decisions about their own lives, they also leave bitter feelings and scars on their relationship. It is in this respect that the film approaches the issue of women’s rights more comprehensively, provocatively, and loosely than many other works that unquestioningly define the desire for personal emancipation through the characters of suffering women cutting the chains of a ruthless patriarchy. "
Find the full review here:
FIPRESCI Critics Award for THE EXAM
We are overwhelmed to announce that our German-Kurdish co-production THE EXAM received the prestigious FIPRESCI Critics Award at Karlovy Vary IFF for a film in official Crystal Globe Competition.
"We have decided to award […] a film that examines ethics in a society ridden with corruption and the plight of women to preserve their dignity. But to tell that story in a universal manner and with a perfect sense of balance of humor and tragedy." FIPRESCI JURY
THE RAIN BRIDE receives post-production support of Göteborg Film Fund 2021!
We are thrilled to receive the Post-Production Support of Göteborg Film Fund 2021! Our production THE RAIN BRIDE (KRG-Iraq) by Hussein Hassan was announced as one of the first three recipients during this years' Cannes Film Festival.
Find the official announcement here.
THE EXAM celebrates its World Premiere in competition at Karlovy Vary
We are more than very happy to announce this news. THE EXAM (Germany, Kurdistan-Iraq, Qatar) will celebrate its world premiere in August 2021 at the wonderful Karlovy Vary Filmfestvial in competition!
THE EXAM by the acclaimed Kurdish director Shawkat Amin Korki is a story about emancipation, sisterhood and corruption.
It is a pleasure to continue the journey of this production now on screen, together with the audience!
Here the link to the festival's official film page.
Doha Grant for THE EXAM
Our Production THE EXAM by Shawkat Amin Korki received Post-Production Support from Doha Film Institute!
Shootings of THE RAIN BRIDE in Duhok are finished
The shootings of our current production, THE RAIN BRIDE by Hussein Hassan, are finished!
An extraordinary film shooting in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq, under the impact of the pandemic.
THE MILAN-PROTOKOLL at Arte and ARD
On 24 May 2020 at 23:35h Peter Otts kidnapping drama "MILAN-PROTOKOLL" will be broadcasted on ARD.
"MEMORIES ON STONE" live at BBC Persian
Shawkat Amin Korki's "MEMORIES ON STONE" will be shown on Friday 24.01.2020 at 21:00 h on the BBC Persian.
on Saturday, 25.01.2020 at 11:00 h
Sunday , 26.01.2020 at 24:00h
Tuesday, 28.01.2020 at 15:00h
Wednesday, 29.01.2020 at 24:00
and Friday at 02:00 h ( Iran Local Time)
here you can watch the film live:
Have fun watching!
New Feature Film by Ayse Polat
The year 2020 welcomes us with new productions. So we are looking forward to the shooting of Ayse Polat's New Feature Film Project, which will start at the end of the year. The film is a cinema co-production with WDR and has already received production funding from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.
The EXAM is shot !
We solemnly announce that the shooting for the new feature film THE EXAM by Shawkat Amin Korki has been completed in December 2019. Now we are looking forward to seeing the film in the cinemas soon!