Zagros

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa. Writers: Sahim Omar Kalifa, Jan-Claude van Rijckeghem. Produced by: A Private View (BE), coproduced by: Man's Film Production (BE), Viking Film (NL).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-productions with VAF, Netherlands Film Production Incentive.

Zagros (26) is a shepherd who lives in a Kurdish village with his pregnant wife Havin and their daughter. His father tells him that people gossip about Havin: there are rumours of her having an affair. Zagros brushes his father’s concerns away as he trusts his wife. Later, while Zagros tends to his sheep, he learns that his family have accused Havin of adultery and locked her up. Zagros returns to his village but finds his wife and daughter gone. Havin has fled to the west with their daughter and unborn child. Zagros, believing his wife’s innocence and opposing his father, travels to Istanbul and meets a smuggler who can take him to the west to find the truth.