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Facing Mecca

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Fiction, 25 min.

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by Jan-Eric Mack

Switzerland, June 2017

Roli, retraité, prête main forte au réfugié Syrien, Fareed, qui veut faire enterrer sa défunte épouse en Suisse. Toutefois, les deux hommes se voient confrontés à des obstacles administratifs insurmontables. Mais Roli a un plan.

 

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Directed by: Jan-Eric Mack
Written by: Anna Schinz, Jan-Eric Mack

World Premiere: June 2017
Original Version: Swiss-German/English/Arabic (german/english subtitles), colour, DCP, 25 min.
ISAN

ISAN: 0000-0004-648C-0000-W-0000-0000-F

Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Joël Louis Jent
Executive Producer: Joël Louis Jent

Cinematography: Jan Mettler
Editing: Simon Gutknecht
Location Sound Mix: Luisa Ricar
Sound Design: Christian Schäppi
Rerecording Sound Mix: Gregg Skerman
Music: Dimitri Käch
Compositing: Valentin Huber
Art Direction: Fabian Lüscher, Noemi Stoll
Lighting: Yunus Roy Imer
Costumes: Irene Schweizer
Casting: Nora Leibundgut

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Peter Freiburghaus
 
Jay Abdo
 
Ruth Schwegler
 
Nicolas Rosat
 
Saya Ibrahim
 
Merav Ibrahim
 

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World Sales: Ouat Media

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Paris, ECU The European Independent Film Festival, Best Student Film 2019
  • Hamburg, Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis, Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis - Bester Kurzfilm 2018 (Nomination)
  • Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award, Best Short Film 2018
  • Berlin, First Steps Der Deutsche Nachwuchspreis, First Steps Awards - Mittellange Spielfilme 2017 (Nomination)
  • Beverly Hills, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Silver Medal (Category Narrative -International Film Schools) Student Academy Awards 2017
  • Palm Springs, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes 2017
  • Palm Springs, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Best of the Festival Award 2017
  • Winterthur, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, ZKB Publikumspreis 2017

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