HUNTING FLIES (NORWEGIAN TITLE: FLUEFANGEREN)
109 min, 2016
Izer Aliu’s feature film debut is a political metaphor about the rise and fall of a dictatorship. This warm classroom drama that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 earned Izer the Amanda Award for Best Director and The Norwegian Peace Film Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival. It was shortlisted as the Norwegian candidate for Oscar nomination and nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2017.
12 DARES (NORWEGIAN TITLE: 12 BRAGDER)
12 DARES is director Izer Aliu’s second feature film and his most personal yet. It is a coming-of-age drama about the loyalty between friends growing up together in the run-down housing development of southern Ryd, Sweden.
An original-written feature film for children set in the context of Sami traditions and legends. We meet our young hero, Sáve, who recently lost her mother under mysterious circumstances. Her grief and her search for answers takes us on a magical and dangerous journey into the mythical Sami underworld. SÀVE is an epic adventure about self-discovery, belief in the impossible, and cunning Sami creatures.
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