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XIRIŞ / Fruitless

XIRIŞ / Fruitless

Saman, a young man from the Kurdistan Region, faces a horrible situation. Trying to hide the pain inside he avoids telling other people about his illness, that he is impotent. His father, meanwhile, is forcing him to marry his cousin Niroj.

Sarkaut Mostefa is a Kurdish filmmaker born in Iraq in 1986. He started out as an art director and assistant director. So far, he has directed one music video, “New Year” (2015), and three shorts: “Remote Control” (2014/18), “Two Faced” (2015/18) and “Fruitless” (2017). The latter had its world premiere at Duhok International Film Festival. Sarkaut fled from Iraq to Austria, where he now lives, and studies at the University of Arts Linz (MORE Initiative).

Local Artists 2018

Sarkaut Mostefa

Iraq / Austria 2017
DCP / color
9 minutes