Red Heart

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Director: Halkawt Mustafa

Norway, Iraq, drama, 2011, 78 min
Shirin and Soran, two teenagers, are secretly sweethearts. When Shirin’s mother dies, her father seeks to find a new wife. His chosen one has one demand for this marriage: Shirin has to marry her son. To be together, Soran and Shirin have no other choice but to escape. Shirin must manage city life alone when Soran is sent off to prison, and it is not without a risk: in a land where a young woman without a father or a husband by her side is virtually considered to be cold prey…
About the director:
Halkawt Mustafa was born in 1985, in the same place where his first feature film “Red Heart” is shot – in Kurdistan in the north of Iraq. He and his family moved to Norway in the year 2000, and he is now a Norwegian citizen.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Halkawt Mustafa, Jabar J. Xarib

Dir. of Photography: Kjell Vassdal

Music: Øistein Boassen