The Exam

Shawkat Amin Korki | Germany, Iraq, Kurdistan, Qatar | 2021 | 90'
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Original title
Ezmûn
Synopsis
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. Rojin is working for the admission test to university If she fails, she will be forced to marry and will end up like her sister Shilan, oppressed by a conservative husband. To help Rojin make her dream of emancipation come true, Shilan tries to help her with every means necessary. The two sisters end up y clashing with the vast network of corruption that includes all sectors of society.
Cast
Avan Jamal, Vania Salar, Hussein Hassan, Shwan Attoof, Hushyar Nerwayi
Films Distribution
Arthood Entertainment Gmbh
Production
Mîtosfilm, Masti Film
Editing
Shawkat Amin Korki, Mohamed Reza Gohari
Cinematography
Adib Sobhani
Editing
Ebrahim Saeedi
Language
Kurdish
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
Main awards
Fipresci Award (Karlovy Vary International Film Festiva), Best International Film (Santa Barbara International Film Festival), Best Screenplay (Tirana International Film Festival).
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Biography
Shawkat Amin Korki was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973: his family fled to Iran in 1975, where they lived in exile for 25 years. Korki studied film in Iran and after some short films, obtained international recognition in 2006 with his debut feature film, Crossing the Dust, set in Iraqi Kurdistan and presented at the Festival of Rotterdam. In 2014, he made Memories on Stone, selected to represent Iraq at the Oscars. His films have been presented at numerous international film festivals, such as Karlovy Vary, Busan, Cairo, Edinburgh, Tallinn, Göteborg, Hong Kong and many others.
Filmography
2021 – The Exam, ff
2014 – Memories on Stone, ff
2009 – Kick Off, ff
2006 – Crossing the Dust, ff

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