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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2014

A group of five refugees make a daytrip to Oslo, a welcome respite from their monotonous life in the outskirts of society. It is also a day to rectify the past and justify a new future. Each with their own history, and their own agenda, they arrive in the capital city of a country that would seem to offer everything they could hope for. Their stories are woven into a whole by a letter, written by 83-year-old Mirza, who intends to deliver it to the king. Though director Hisham Zaman's characters may be foreigners in a new land, they are people with desires that reside within us all.

LETTER TO THE KING shows us the streets of Oslo from a perspective unknown to most. A disturbingly topical story from the country where everything and nothing is possible.

Orginal title: 
BREV TIL KONGEN
Director: 
Hisham Zaman
Screenplay: 
Hisham Zaman, Mehmet Aktas
Photography: 
Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
Actors: 
Ali Bag Salimi, Ivan Anderson, Nazmi Kirik, Raouf Saraj, Hassan Dimirci, Amin Sentorzade, Zheer Durhan
Run time: 
1 hour 15 min
Year: 
2014
Country: 
Norway
Producer: 
Alan R. Milligan, Hisham Zaman
Sales: 
Storytelling Media
Director info: 

Hisham Zaman (b. 1975) is a graduate from The Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer. His short film BAWKE (2005) has received more than 20 national and international awards. His medium-length comedy drama WINTERLAND was the opening film at TIFF 2007. His feature debut BEFORE SNOWFALL opened TIFF in 2013, going on to win numerous prestigious awards on the international festival circuit.