Stockholm Film Festival 2017 to begin on November 8



Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 02:23 GMT


Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 02:23 GMT

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CAIRO – 2 November 2017: The Stockholm International Film Festival will commence this year on November 8 and end on November 19.

Egypt Today takes a look at a small sample of the many diverse films showing at the festival, which include films such as

George Clooney’s

“Suburbicon” and Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and Philippe Van Leeuw's


“Searing Summer” - Ebrahim Irajzad (November 14, 2017)

This Iranian drama follows a woman named Nasrin (Parinaz Izadyar) who seeks to divorce her husband, but fears losing custody of her beloved six-year old daughter.

Thus, Nasrin takes her daughter and sneaks away from him, going to work at a hospital.

Her past catches up with her soon enough, as her husband eventually finds them.

Examining social inequality in Iran, this film marks Irajazad’s feature film debut.

“For Ahkeem” - Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest (October 13, 2017)

Police brutality in America against minorities has been a hot and contentious issue, especially in recent years. The documentary “For Ahkeem” takes to examining this social issue on a more personal level, directly presenting the damage wrecked on black teenagers. Seventeen year old Daje Shelton tries to turn her life around after a school fight, but must come to terms with the friends she has lost to shootings and the fact that she is pregnant, especially as the Ferguson riots erupt nearby.

“Zagros” - Sahim Omar Kalifa (November 15, 2017)

Zagros (Feyyaz Duman) is a Kurdish shepherd living a simple and happy life with his pregnant wife and nine-year old daughter in Kurdistan. However, Zagros’s father accuses his wife of adultery, telling his son that the child she is carrying is not his own and threatens to throw her out of the village. Zagros stands with his wife however, and accompanies her to Brussels, where they aim to start a new life in a more modern world.

His father does not relent, and follows them, planting seeds in the heart of his son and leading him into a spiral of doubt.

“Disappearance” - Ali Asgari (October 6, 2017)

A young couple in Tehran find themselves in deep trouble after the young woman begins suffering from health complications. Since the issue is related to sex, the two find it difficult to find help amongst hospitals, highlighting the potential harm of deeply conservative attitudes. As the couple aim to follow their love and live independently, they must find a solution while also keeping their romance a secret from their parents.



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