Most Popular Kurdish-Language Feature Films
In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them. Dir: Fatih Akin With: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury Drama | History 138 mins.
The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague. Dir: Danis Tanovic With: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega Drama | Mystery | War 99 mins.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. Dir: Serdar Akar, Sadullah Sentürk With: Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane, Ghassan Massoud Action | Adventure 122 mins.
My Sweet Pepper Land
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace... Dir: Hiner Saleem With: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta Drama 100 mins.
Turtles Can Fly
Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. Dir: Bahman Ghobadi With: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal Drama | War 98 mins.
BEFORE SNOWFALL is a road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan... Dir: Hisham Zaman With: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen Drama 96 mins.
Letter to the King
Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life... Dir: Hisham Zaman With: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik Drama 75 mins.
A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave... Dir: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney With: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün Drama | Romance 114 mins.
Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran... Dir: Samira Makhmalbaf With: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi Drama | War 88 mins.
Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing... Dir: Karzan Kader With: Zamand Taha, Sarwar Fazil, Diya Mariwan Drama 97 mins.