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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Keys of Heaven (Paratiisin Avaimet)

Bader - ages 18+

Hamy Ramezan / Short Narrative / Finland, Turkey / 2014 / 28 min / Colour / DCP
In Farsi / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, War
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Screenings

  • Playing in: Bader Short Films 2
  • Sat, Dec 6, 08:30 PM, Katara Building 12, Theatre A (K12-A)
    Free screening

Synopsis

During the Iran-Iraq War, as many as half a million Iranian schoolboys fought in the battlefields. Thirty-six thousand became martyrs to the nationalist cause. But what was it that drove these youngsters to defend their embattled homeland? Homeless and desperately poor, 15-year-old Majid cares for his little brother Adel, and together the boys try to make ends meet. But circumstances eventually box Majid into a situation that has only one way out.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Finnish-Iranian scriptwriter and director Hamy Ramezan was born in 1979. He studied at film school in the UK and graduated in 2007. His filmography includes the award-winning short films ‘Over the Fence’ (2009) and ‘Listen’ (2014), as well as the documentary web series ‘Doxwise Nordic’ (2012).

Credits

Director
Hamy Ramezan
Screenwriter
Ilmari Aho, Hamy Ramezan
Producer
Cilla Werning
Editor
Hanna Kuirinlahti
Music
Toni Teivaala
Cinematographer
Arsen Sarkisiants
Sales Company
For Real Productions
Production Company
For Real Productions
Cast
Salar Saeedi Ashtiyani, Yazdan Akhoondi, Shaghayeh Djodat, Muhammed Cangören

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