Official Selection

ROTTERDAM FF

2006

 

Official Selection

SEATTLE IFF

2006

 

Official Selection

SYDNEY FF

2012

 

WINNER

Prix Du Jury

ARABE DU MONDE

2006

 

WINNER

Grand Prix Award

ARTE MARE FF

2006

 

Iraq's Official Entry
Academy Awards

2006

 

Official Selection

KARLOVY VARY FF

2006

 

TOP 10

Audience Choice

ROTTERDAM FF

2011

 

Official Selection

SANTA BARBARA FF

2006

 

Ahlaam

"It's Genuinely poetic, inventive, bold and frankly a very brave piece of filmmaking"​                                                                                                                                            - Mark Kermode

Drama | 2006 | 110 mins

 

 

 

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Synopsis

Scarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the present of three Iraqi lives entangled by the chaos of the American 'Shock and Awe' campaign...                

Director - Mohamed Al-Daradji

Mohamed Al-Daradji

Mohamed Al-Daradji is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning filmmaker. Born in Baghdad, he studied film in Hilversum (Netherlands) before travelling to the UK to complete two masters degrees.

 

His work has screened all over the world and has recieved a great deal of positive attention. Always striving for authenticity in his film projects, Mohamed is one of the only prominent filmmakers currentley working in Iraq today. 

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