Weddings And Beheadings

Dir. Amir Jamal
Prod. Natasha Dack & Nikki Parrott
Based on a short story by Hanif Kureishi
Cast: Mimoun Oaissa
RT: 15mins

About the Film

This dark satirical short film follows a young Iraqi filmmaker undergoing an existential crisis as he contemplates his unorthodox employment – filming beheadings. He offers candid thoughts on life, death and art from his basement bedroom as he waits for his next shoot. His predicament serves as a poignant metaphor for anyone caught in a battle between their inner desires and the demands of the outside world, and echoes the disastrous consequences of the invasion of Iraq.

“A terrific, strikingly poignant short film” The Daily Telelgraph

Showing as part of International Showcase, FRI 13 NOV, 7.30pm, Cervantes.


Version Film Festival is sponsored by Lion Eyes

Festival & Commission Partner Futureworks

With support from The Granada Foundation

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