Whisper With The Wind

by Shahram Alidi


SYNOPSIS

Mam Baldar, the winged uncle, is a postman like no other who, for many years, has travelled among the mountainous villages of Iraqi Kurdistan recording and delivering people’s messages. One day, a partisan commander asks him to make a recording of his newborn child’s first cry. Mam sets off to find the commander’s village and, once there, is informed that all the children in the area, as well as the commander’s pregnant wife, have been evacuated to a far-off valley. Mam at once heads out for the valley.

FESTIVALS

Cannes 2009 - Critics' Week - ACID/CCAS award, OFAJ/TV5 Monde award, Regards Jeunes award

Mubai IFF 2009 - Youngh critic award

Amazonas 2009 - Special jury award

Bratislava 2009 - Young jury award

CASTING

Omar Chawshin, Maryam Boubani, Kakher Mohammad Barzani, Valid Marouf Jarou, Moharam Hossein Ghader, Bistoun Ali Ghader

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Taw Film, Kurdistan regional Government – Ministry of Culture

COUNTRY

Iraq

PRODUCTION YEAR

2009

RUNTIME

77 min

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