A Statement issued by Ishtar Iraq Film Production with an address “Iraq in in 69th Berlin International Film Festival”
Ishtar Iraq Film Production and Enki Film Academy announce that the film “Mosul 980” by the director Ali Mohammed Saeed has been officially selected and will be premiered in 69th Berlin International Film Festival 2019.
The film deals with Dura story, 17 years old kidnapped Yazidi girl disguised in ISIS uniform tries to escape form ISIS. She finds no way to break free, but a military vehicle set on explosives.
Mosul city, 400 km north of Baghdad, was occupied by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in 2014 for more than two years. The film was shot in 2018 in Mosul after few months of liberating the right side of the city which in the film has shot. The Popular Mobilization Forces has collaborated with the film crew logistically and secure the shooting locations. That because the right side of the city was controlled and protected by PMF throughout the shooting period.
Mosul 980 is the first film for Ali Mohammed Saeed and the leading bright actress Redhab Ahmad. Enki Film academy which based in United State, contributed in producing the film with Ishtar Iraq film production which based in Baghdad and Amman, and Art City Company Film Production which placed in Baghdad. Premiering the film in 69th Berlin International Film Festival considers the first one for Enki Film Academy and Ishtar Iraq Film Production.
Berlin International Film Festival is one of the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. The festival will be held from 7th to 17th of February 2019.The director will attend the event to represent the film and talk about the conditions during the shooting and production the film. Iraq will be participated in 69th Berlin International Film Festival by only “Mosul 980”.
For more Information, please contact Ishtar Iraq Film Production on: Info@ishtariraq.com
For more information, please visit: https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.html?film_id=201917271