Gravedigger's Wife (The)

  • Femme du fossoyeur (La) | Gravedigger's Wife (The)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Guled & Nasra
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2021
Format : Feature
Running time : 82 (in minutes)
http://www.twentytwentyvision.eu/en/movies/the-grave-digger-2

Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son, Mahad. However, they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how can they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together?

Middle-aged Guled, a kindhearted gravedigger living with his family in the outskirts of Djibouti city, is working hard to make ends meet. His 13-year old son Mahad spends more time on the streets with homeless children than at home, and his beloved wife Nasra suffers from a chronic kidney disease and desperately needs an operation. Otherwise, she will not survive.
In order to fund Nasra's operation, Guled should quickly be able to collect as much money as a gravedigger normally earns in a year. But how far Guled and Mahad are willing to go in order to save Nasra's life? The Gravedigger is the story of a family that, in times of misfortune, have to push themselves to the limits in order to find enough strength to be able to reunite.

THE GRAVEDIGGER'S WIFE is a family story about finding strength, sustaining love and force in the most difficult times. It's about loving under impossible conditions, pushing beyond your limits, risking your own life in order to do what you believe in when nobody else does.

a film by Khadar Ayderus AHMED

starring Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim

FINLAND / GERMANY / FRANCE 2021, feature narrative, 1h22, in SOMALI



Somalian Title: "Zawjat Haffar Al-Qobour"
Original Title (English): "The Gravedigger's Wife"
French Title: "La Femme du fossoyeur"
Working Title: "The Gravedigger"
Othe tite : Guled & Nasra

Format: HD
Color: color
Sound: Dolby SRD
Language: Somali

PRODUCERS
Misha Jaari & Mark Lwoff
Risto Nikkilä, Thanassis Karathanos & Martin Hampel,
Stéphane Parthenay & Robin Boespflug-Vonier

DIRECTOR
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

SCREENPLAY
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

CINEMATOGRAPHY (DOP)
Arttu Peltomaa

EDITOR
Sebastian Thümler

SOUND (sound designer)
Karri Niinivaara

SOUND MIXER / RECORDIST
Tero Matikainen

MUSIC (Composer)
Andre Matthias

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Antti Nikkinen

COSTUM
Anu Gould

MAKE-UP
Nadine Otsobogo-Boucher

HAIR
Nadine Otsobogo-Boucher

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Kaisa Roover

1st AD:
Iiris Juutilainen

1st AC:
Petri Kiljunen

ACTORS / ACTRESSES:
Omar ABDI................................ Guled Daud
Yasmin WARSAME....................... Nasra
Kadar Abdoul-Aziz IBRAHIM.......... Mahad
Samaleh Ali OBSIEH...................... Ali
Hamdi Ahmed Omar...................... Hassan
Awa Ali Nour................................ Zahra (young Mother)
Amina Ayanleh Omar.................... Nimco
SERMAAN ABDOULKADER OMAR..... Fuad
Mouhoubo Osman Eleyeh............... Anisa
Fardouza Moussa Egueh................ Dr. Yahya
Faiza Ibrahim Aden....................... Sacdiya
Radiya Omar................................ Aisha
Saharla Ahmed Moussein.............. Safiya Mahdi (Guled's mother)
Mohamed Laurent Absieh.............. Gravedigger
Mohamed Moussa Goumaneh... Gravedigger
Kadir Said Khaireh................ Gravedigger
Djama Ibrahim Osman................ Gravedigger
Abdillahi Doualeh Robleh................ Gravedigger
Saad Ahmed Robleh.................. Gravedigger


production
- TWENTY TWENTY VISION FILMPRODUKTION GMBH (Deutschland)
- BUFO OY (Finnland)
- PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS (Frankreich)

Co-production with
- ZDF/ARTE
- YLE

supported by
- FFHSH - Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
- Doha Film Institut
- The Finnish Film Foundation /// www.ses.fi/catalogue/film/the-gravediggers-wife/
- WCF - World Cinema Fund Africa
- AFAC - The Arab Fund for Culture
- CNC - Cinema du Monde
- Church Media Foundation

DISTRIBUTION (France):
Orange studio / Urban Distribution

Contacts

PRODUCTION
BUFO
Misha Jaari
Tel : +358 45 6740 272
misha(@)bufo.fi

CO-PRODUCTION
TWENTY TWENTY VISION
Thanassis Karathanos
Tel. +49 30 612 817 50
tkarathanos(@)twentytwentyvision.eu
www.twentytwentyvision.eu/en/movies/the-grave-digger-2

CO-PRODUCTION
PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS
Stéphane Parthenay
Tel. +33 1 40 20 13 60
sparthenay(@)pyramide-productions.com

DISTRIBUTION

ORANGE STUDIO
Sebastien Cauchon | +33 1 44 44 14 45 | sebastien.cauchon(@)orange.com

SALES
ORANGE STUDIO
Daniel Marquet / Inès Papo
Tel. +33 6 78 67 84 40 | ines.papo(@)orange.com

INTERNATIONAL PRESS
ANYWAYS
Florence Alexandre, Virginia Garcia & Camille Coutte
T:+33 1 48 24 12 91
florence(@)anyways.fr | virginia(@)anyways.fr | camille(@)anyways.fr

FRENCH PRESS
ANYWAYS
Florence Alexandre, Virginia Garcia & Camille Coutte
T:+33 1 48 24 12 91
florence(@)anyways.fr | virginia(@)anyways.fr | camille(@)anyways.fr

REPRESENTATIVE IN CANNES
BUFO
Misha Jaari
Tel : +358 45 6740 272
misha(@)bufo.fi


2022 | Festival du Film africain de Louxor (Luxor, Egypte)
* Jury Award
* FIPRESCI Prize - International Critics Prize: "A beautifully fresh breath of pure cinema". Jury: Rita Di Santo (UK), Veronika Zakonjšek (SI) and Fayza Hindawy (Egypt).

2022 | Oscars (Academy Awards, Los Angeles, USA)
* Official entry of Somalia (First entry for ever)

2021 | 27th Fespaco | 16-23 October 2021 (Ouaga, Burkina)
* Golden Stallion (Étalon d'or de Yennenga 2021)
* Paulin Soumanou Vieyra Award by African Critics' (Prix Paulin Soumanou Vieyra de la Critique africaine)
* Feature narratives Competition
www.fespaco.org

2021 | Chicago International Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* Selection: New directors competition
* Selection: Black Perspectives

2021 | Filmfest Hamburg - Festival International de Hambourg (Germany, 2021)
* Selection: Kaleidoskop

2021 | Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy (Finland, 2021)
* Selection

2021 | TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival (Canada, 2021)
* Winner: Amplify Voices Award (Special Mention)
* Selection: Contemporary World Cinema
https://tiff.net/events/the-gravediggers-wife

2021 : Cartage Film Festival - JCC 2021, 30 Oct - 06 Nov 2021.
* Best Actor Award, to Omar Abdi

2021 | 60th Critics Week - Semaine de la Critique (Cannes Film Festival 2021) | From 7 to 15 July 2021
* WORLD PREMIERE
* Competition Feature Film
* Nominee: Caméra d'Or (Golden Camera) Khadar Ahmed
* Nominee: Critics' Week Grand Prize (Khadar Ahmed)
www.semainedelacritique.com/en/edition/2021/movie/the-gravediggers-wife

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DE

In Zeiten des Unglücks müssen Guled und seine Familie an die Grenzen gehen, um die Kraft zu finden, ihre Familie wieder zu vereinen.

Guled, ein gutmütiger Totengräber mittleren Alters, der mit seiner Familie am Rande der Stadt Dschibuti lebt, arbeitet hart, um über die Runden zu kommen. Sein 13-jähriger Sohn Mahad verbringt mehr Zeit auf der Straße mit obdachlosen Kindern als zu Hause, und seine geliebte Frau Nasra leidet an einer chronischen Nierenerkrankung und braucht dringend eine Operation. Andernfalls wird sie nicht überleben.
Um Nasras Operation zu finanzieren, muss Guled in kürzester Zeit so viel Geld auftreiben, wie ein Totengräber normalerweise in einem Jahr verdient. Doch wie weit sind Guled und Mahad bereit zu gehen, um Nasras Leben zu retten?

THE GRAVEDIGGER'S WIFE ist eine Familiengeschichte darüber, Stärke und Kraft in schwierigsten Zeiten zu finden, unter unmöglichen Bedingungen zu lieben,
über seine Grenzen hinauszugehen und sein eigenes Leben zu riskieren um das zu tun, woran man glaubt, auch wenn niemand anderes es tut.

Ein film von Khadar AHMED

mit Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim

Drama / Deutschland / Frankreich / Finnland, 2021, Spielfilm, 90 min.,
HD - Farbe - Dolby SRD, Sprache: Somali

SCHAUSPIELER/IN:
Omar ABDI (Rolle: Guled Dau)
Yasmin WARSAME (Rolle: Nasra)
Kadar Abdoul-Aziz IBRAHIM (Rolle: Mahad)
Samaleh Ali OBSIEH (Rolle: Ali)
Hamdi Ahmed Omar (Rolle: Hassan)
Awa Ali Nour (Rolle: Zahra, junge Mutter)
Amina Ayanleh Omar (Rolle: Nimco)
SERMAAN ABDOULKADER OMAR (Rolle: Fuad)
Mouhoubo Osman Eleyeh................
Fardouza Moussa Egueh..................

produktion
- TWENTY TWENTY VISION FILMPRODUKTION GMBH (Deutschland)
www.twentytwentyvision.eu/movies/the-grave-digger
- BUFO OY (Finnland)
- PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS (Frankreich)

Co-produktion mit
- ZDF/ARTE
- YLE

supported by
- FFHSH - Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
- Doha Film Institut
- The Finnish Film Foundation
- WCF - World Cinema Fund Africa
- AFAC - The Arab Fund for Culture
- CNC - Cinema du Monde
- Church Media Foundation

* Goldener Hengst (Étalon d'or de Yennenga 2021) //// 27. Fespaco | 16.-23. Oktober 2021 (Ouaga, Burkina)
* Paulin Soumanou Vieyra Preis (Afrikakritik) //// 27. Fespaco | 16.-23. Oktober 2021 (Ouaga, Burkina)
* Weltpremiere //// Cannes | Semaine de la Critique | 07. - 15.07.2021

Source/Quelle:
www.twentytwentyvision.eu/movies/the-grave-digger

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Suomessa / FINNISH

Khadar Ayderus Ahmedin ohjaama ja Cannesin elokuvajuhlilla maailmanensi-iltansa saava Guled & Nasra kertoo pienestä djiboutilaisesta perheestä äärimmäisten valintojen edessä.

Elokuvateattereissa kautta maan syksyllä 2021.

Pääosissa:
Guled - Omar Abdi
Nasra - Yasmin Warsame
Mahad - Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim

Elokuvan kansainvälinen nimi: "The Gravedigger's Wife"
Elokuvan ranskalainen nimi: "La Femme du fossoyeur"



Käsikirjoitus ja ohjaus:
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Kuvaus: Arttu Peltomaa
Lavastussuunnittelu: Antti Nikkinen
Pukusuunnittelu: Anu Gould
Maskeeraussuunnittelu: Nadine Otsobogo Boucher
Leikkaus: Sebastian Thümler, BFS
Äänisuunnittelu: Karri Niinivaara
Miksaus: Adrian Baumeister, Maxim Romasevic
Sävellys: Andre Matthias

Tuottajat:
Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Risto Nikkilä / Bufo
Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel / Twenty Twenty Vision
Stéphane Parthenay, Robin Boespflug-Vonier / Pyramide Productions

Levitys Suomessa: B-Plan Distribution
Levitys (Ranska) : Orange Distribution

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