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The Face of the Ash

[ The face of the Ash ]

Director:Shakhwan Idrees


10/25 18:25-   10/28 20:40-   

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97min Kurdish, Arabic Color | 2014 Kurdistan=Iraq | 


A religious conflict between two families occurs while they try to find the real identity of a dead body which arrives in their village from the war.


During the Iraqi-Iranian war which started in 1980 and lasted for eight years, a Muslim family in a Kurdish village receives from the government the corpse of their son who has been killed in the war. While preparing for the funeral they discover that the corpse is not circumcised and they have doubts. Once they tell their Christian neighbours, the problem becomes worse as each family claims that the body is theirs.

Schedule & TicketData


10/25 18:25 - (97min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/28 20:40 - (97min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Shakhwan Idrees

Shakhwan Idrees graduated from the law and politics college, Salahadden University 1993. He started to work in Kurdish journalism, then he worked in television. In cinema he has produced several short and documentary Kurdish films: Ash to Ash, Bread Seller and We Have Gasoline.

Director/Screenplay/Producer/Original Novel : Shakhwan Idrees
Cinematographer : Byram Fazli
Sound : Babak Ardalan
Editor : Ogonian Ivanove
Sound Mixer : Blagomir Alexive
Production Manager : Khaled Maoulod

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