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Archived: Zagros (2017)

director: Sahim Omar Kalifa

composer: Rutger Reinders
With: Feyyaz Duman, Suat Usta, Maaike Neuville, Halima Ilter, a.o.

duration: 102 minutes

Official Selection - In Competition

"Zagros is a shepherd who lives in a Kurdish village with his pregnant wife Havin and their daughter. His father tells him that people gossip about Havin: there are rumours of her having an affair. Zagros brushes his father's concerns away as he trusts his wife and refuses to give credit to the rumours. Later, while Zagros tends to his sheep, he learns that his family have accused Havin of adultery and locked her up. Zagros returns to his village but finds his wife and daughter gone. Havin has fled to the west with their daughter and unborn child. Zagros, believing his wife's innocence and opposing his father, travels to Istanbul and meets a smuggler who can take him to the west." (Flanders Image)

FFG Daily Talkies with Sahim Omar Kalifa
On Tuesday 17 October, director Sahim Omar Kalifa is the central guest during the Daily Talkies (more info).


director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
composer: Rutger Reinders
producer: Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
screenplay: Sahim Omar Kalifa & Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Editor: Dorith Vinken
Cinematography: Ruben Impens

production company: A Private View BVBA

More info

dialogue: Kurdish, Dutch
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Belgium
year: 2017

Official site


SAHIM OMAR KALIFA (1980): Nan (2008, short), Land of the Heroes (2011, short), Baghdad Messi (2012, short), Bad Hunter (2013, short), Zagros (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Sahim Omar Kalifa

2011:Land Of The Heroes


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