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A Drowning Man

Event Dates:
  • Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:15
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • İstanbul
İstanbul Institut Français İstiklal Cad. No: 4 Taksim / İstanbul T (212) 393 81 11

A Drowning Man - Denmark, UK, Greece - 2017, 15’


Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish-Palestinian film director who graduated in 2009 from the UK National Film & TV School. He is the co-founder of London-based production company Nakba FilmWorks. His debut feature, A World Not Ours, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and picked up over 30 awards from the festivals including Berlinale, Edinburgh, Yamagata. Mahdi’s 2016 film, A Man Returned, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale and his latest film, A Drowning Man took part in the selection of the Cannes Film Festival. 


Alone and far from home, the kid makes his way through a strange city looking for means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive as his life of exile grows one day longer.

Nominated for the Best Short Film at 2017 Cannes Film Festival and Best International Short Film at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Awarded with Best Fiction Short Film at Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival

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