New Directors Competition
In order to avoid a forced marriage, 19-year-old Hala finds shelter across the Euphrates, in north-east Syria, at a military academy for women. While learning how to fight, she gets inspired by the promise of freeing every woman. After the Kurdish military takes over her city from ISIS, Hala returns ready to fulfil her greatest dream: to free her younger sisters from her father’s hand.
Presented at CPH:DOX.
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - AUGUSTA SALA 3
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - FREI CANECA 5
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - FREI CANECA 3
Antonia Kilian, Guevara Namer, Arash Asadi
Frank Müller, Antonia Kilian, Guevara Namer, Merja Ritola
Doppelplusultra Filmproduktion, Pink Shadow Films, Greenlit Productions
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Studied visual communication as well as art and media at the Berlin University of Arts. She also studied cinematography in Film University in Potsdam Babelsberg, Germany, and at the ISA, in Havana, Cuba. Antonia worked as cinematographer for several films, created video installations and directed documentary shorts. She co-directed the medium-length documental Xwebûn, in 2016. The Other Side of the River is her first feature film.