A NOIVA

YOUNG BRIDE OF THE JIHAD
by SÉRGIO TRÉFAUT | fiction | OFFICIAL SELECTION VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2022


 

Official Selection - Fest Veneza 2022
A European teenager ran away from home to marry a Daesh fighter. She became a bride of the Jihad. Three years later, her life has dramatically changed. She is living in an Iraqi prison camp. Now she has two children to take care of and is pregnant again. She is a 20 years old widow and soon will be put on trial in the Iraqi courts. What have the experience of war and brainwashing done to her?

CREDITS

With Joana Bernardo, Hugo Bentes, Lola Dueñas, Hossein Hassan,Rekesh Shahbaz, Saman Mustefa, Adil Abdulrahman, Ahmet Zirek, Makena Diop, Dinis Gomes, Bengin Ali, Abdulqadir Bamerni, Neima Abdo, Fatma Ali
Screenwriter, Director and Producer Sérgio Tréfaut
Executive Producers Mitosfilm, Mehmet Aktas, Lea Drescher
Production Coordination Bruno Cabral
First Assistant Paulo Milhomens
Set Designer Hashim Saci
Image João Ribeiro
Sound Marcelo Lessa
Editing Pedro Filipe Marques
Grading Paulo Américo
Sound Mix Bruno Tarrière
Production FAUX
World Sales Paulo Branco, Leopardo Filmes 




Raiva Cartaz

CONTACTS

Portuguese Distribution
Leopardo Filmes
paulob@leopardofilmes.com

International Sales & French Distribution
Alfama Films Productions
pbranco.alfamafilms@orange.fre
sebastien.alfamafilms@orange.fr

Portuguese Press
Catarina Alves
press@leopardofilmes.com

International Press
Gloria Zerbinati
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com

Sérgio Tréfaut
faux_pt@yahoo.com
Whatsapp: +351 91 784 77 94

 

DIRECTOR’S NOTE

I was in Iraq for the first time in 2012, just after the US army left the country. A bloody civil war was taking place. Bombs were exploding everywhere. Thousands of people were dying. At that time, I was planning a documentary about how the American state theory that free media and free elections would lead Iraq to a democratic and peaceful country was pure hypocrisy. I had the opportunity to travel between Mosul and Baghdad, and also to the South and Kurdistan. My documentary project collapsed with the rise of ISIS and the occupation of Mosul. The surprisingly high number of western Europeans who joined Daesh as foreign fighters led me to making this fiction film.


FESTIVALS

FESTIVALS
Official Selection MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA DELLA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, 2022
ORIZZONTI COMPETITION