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A Flag Without a Country

  • 99 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Cast: Nariman Anwar, Helly Luv

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A pilot and a pop star do their bit in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Acclaimed director Bahman Ghobadi blends documentary with drama (in a similar fashion to his 2009 film Nobody Knows About Persian Cats), real people placed into dramatised moments. This time round Kurdish pilot and engineer ‘Nariman the pilot’ and pop star/actress Helly Luv – he is setting up a pilot training scheme while she is planning a blissfully garish pop video. The two only acknowledge each other towards the end of the film, when the shadow of ISIS haunts the region and the Kurdish people.

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