The young shepherd, Zagros, is completely happy in the mountains of Turkish Kurdistan. His wife, Havin, who stays behind with their nine-year-old daughter when he sets off with his flock, feels a lot less at home. Some people in the village think she is too outspoken... and who knows what such a modern, independent woman might get up to. When a carpet seller from her hometown starts boasting that he has had a relationship with her, Havin is harshly called to order by Zagros' family. 

Havin flees the village and leaves the country, with the aid of a sister who is with the rebels and has a cousin in Belgium. Furious at his relatives, Zagros decides to follow her. But once he arrives in Brussels, little remains of his certainties; what does remain is the pressure that his family exerts on him. This powerful drama skillfully carries us along in the narrow-mindedness that gradually takes hold of Zagros.

Filmmaker
Sahim Omar Kalifa
Country
Belgium
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
102’
Language
Kurdish, Dutch
Producer
Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Production Company
A Private View
Sales
Global Screen GmbH
Writer
Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Cinematography
Ruben Impens
Editor
Dorith Vinken
Production Design
Philippe Bertin
Music
Rutger Reinders
Cast
Halima Ilter, Feyyaz Duman, Daria Hachem Mohamed Gulli, Suat Üsta, Maaike Neuville, Yusuf Çetin, Brader Musiki