Open Doors Screenings

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This non-competitive section is meant for the Festival audience and presents each year a selection of feature-length and short films particularly representative of the cinematographic and cultural landscape of the region on which Open Doors focuses on.

In 2017, the Screenings spotlight films from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which will be screened all along the Festival (2-12 August).

 

The selected films for the Open Doors Screenings 2017:

Feature length Films

28 by Prasanna Jayakodi – Sri Lanka – 2014 – 98’
A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – Pakistan/USA – 2015 – 40’
NAMAI BA RAHIS GOMHOR (A Letter to the President) by Roya Sadat – Afghanistan – 2017 – 85’ – World Premiere, Opera prima 
DAVENA VIHAGUN (Burning Birds) by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara – Sri Lanka/France/Netherlands/Qatar – 2016 – 84’
EARTH AND ASHES by Atiq Rahimi – Afghanistan/France – 2004 – 102’
JEEWAN HATHI (Elephant in the Room) by Meenu Gaur & Farjad Nabi – Pakistan/India – 2016 – 56’
KHAMOSH PANI (Silent Waters) by Sabiha Sumar –Pakistan/France/Germany – 2003 – 99’
MOOR by Jamshed Mahmood – Pakistan – 2015 – 135’
OSAMA by Siddiq Barmak – Afghanistan/Japan/Ireland – 2003 – 83’
SULANGA ENU PINISA (The Forsaken Land) by Vimukthi Jayasundara – Sri Lanka/France – 2005 – 108’

Short Films

AMIR & SARA by Jalal Hussaini – Afghanistan – 2014 – 11’
FINDING ZALMAY by Sami Hasib Nabizada – Afghanistan – 2012 – 13’
HOME by Zainab Entezar – Afghanistan – 2015 – 6’
DAR CHARKHA (In Circle) by Masooma Ibrahimi – Afghanistan – 2014 – 15’
IN SEARCH OF by Daniel Asadi Faezi – Pakistan – 2017 – 5’ – World Première
MATA NAM AHUNA (While You Slept) by Nadya Perera – Sri Lanka – 2015 – 23’
KATADA AYITI (My Mother’s Money) by Suranga Katugampala – Sri Lanka – 2014 – 12’
POSHAK (FACADE) by Iram Parveen Bilal – Pakistan – 2011 – 12’
SHADOWS OF SILENCE by Pradeepan Raveendran – Sri Lanka/France -2010 – 11’
MOUNA VIZHITHTHULIGAL (Silent Tears) by Ilango Ramanathan – Sri Lanka – 2014 – 12’
SWAP by Sayed Masood Eslami – Afghanistan – 2014 – 11’
VICE VERSA ONE by Shahrbanoo Sadat – Afghanistan – 2010 – 10’

 

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