Listen
Listen

Listen

Director Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni

Production year 2014

Length 12min.

Country Denmark/Finland

SYNOPSIS

A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.

Awards

Grand Prix | Festival Regard Sur Le Court Metrage Au Saguenay, Canada, 2015

Best Short Film | Helsingin Lyhytelokuvafestivaali, Finland, 2015

Short Of The Year | , Spain, 2015

CAST & CREW

Hamy Ramezan
Hamy Ramezan

Director

Producer(s)

Valeria Richter, Helene Granqvist

Script

Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni

Director of Photography

Lars Vestergaard

Music by

Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Sound

Thomas Jæger

Edit

Rikke Selin Lorentzen

Cast

Zeinab Rahal, Yusuf Kamal El-Ali

Production company(ies)

Pebble & Dodream For Nordic Factory Juan Bravo

Hamy Ramezan

Born 1979, Tehran, Iran. Director and screenwriter. His short films include Over the Fence, which screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide, and Keys of Heaven, which won four prizes at the Tampere FF. His short film Listen is a collaboration with Rungano Nyoni, and premiered at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes.


Filmography

Over the Fence (2009, short), Keys of Heaven (2014, short), Nordic Factory (2014), Listen (2014, short).


Rungano Nyoni
Rungano Nyoni

Director

Rungano Nyoni

Born in Lusaka, Zambia.She has directed the award-winning short The Mass of Men and Mwansa the Great, which was nominated for an African Academy Award and a BAFTA. In 2013, she was selected for Cannes Cinéfondation Residency for her first feature film, I Am Not a Witch.


Filmography

20 Questions (2009, short), Mwansa the Great (2011, short), Nordic Factory (2014), Listen (2014, short).

FILMS 2015