Bekas (film)

Bekas (Sorani Kurdish: بێکەس‎) is a 2012 Kurdish comedy-drama film written and directed by Karzan Kader. The film stars Zamand Taha and Sarwar Fazil. Set in 1990s of Iraqi Kurdistan, the story follows two shoeshiner brothers named Dana (Zamand) and Zana (Sarwar) who set off to America in order to meet Superman.

Bekas
Bekas Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKarzan Kader
Screenplay byKarzan Kader
Produced bySandra Harms
Starring
  • Zamand Taha
  • Sarwar Fazil
CinematographyJohan Holmqvist
Edited by
  • Michal Leszczylowski
  • Sebastian Ringler
Music byJuhana Lehtiniemi
Production
company
Sonet Film AB
Distributed byFalcon Films (Middle East)
Release date
Running time
97 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguageKurdish
Budget€2 million
Box office$479,226[4]

ScreeningsEdit

Bekas had its inaugural screening at the Dubai Film Festival in 2012.[5] It was later screened at the 6th Bangalore International Film Festival in Bengaluru on December 26, 2013.[6][7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Bekas won a People's Choice Award and was nominated for the Muhr Arab Award at the 2012 Dubai Film Festival.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012". MUBI. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ Brody, Meredith (December 11, 2012). "Dubai International Film Fest Day 1: 'Bekas' & 'Life of Pi' Gala". IndieWire. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "Göteborg Film Festival Edition 2013". UniFrance.
  4. ^ "Bekas". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Dubai International Film Festival 2012". Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Kurdish film Bekas to kick off Biffes". Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  7. ^ Khajane, Muralidhara (26 December 2013). "Bangalore film festival launch today". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 26 December 2013.

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