11/22/2017 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

Belgium/France/Luxembourg/Pakistan 2016 98 min French-Urdu original version with German and English subtitles
by Stephan Streker

Script: Stephan Streker, DoP: Grimm Vandekerckhove, Editors: Jérôme Guiot, Mathilde Muyard, Production: Daylight Films, Formosa Productions, Tarantula Luxembourg, Minds Meet, Bodhicitta Works, Backup Films, Jour2fête, Producers: Michaël Goldberg, Boris Van Gils, Cast: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi, Neena Kulkarni, Olivier Gourmet

A moving and provocative study of a young woman’s fight to make her own choices: A Pakistani teenager in Belgium faces deep rooted traditions with heartbreakingly poignant results in this drama about parental love versus religious duty. Based on a true story, the film follows 18-year-old Zahira, whose relaxed, western lifestyle is threatened when her parents announce her arranged marriage.

“A slow-burning, skillfully performed study of family malaise and religious subjugation, Stephan Streker’s A WEDDING [NOCES] follows a young Pakistani girl living in Belgium who’s forced into an arranged marriage by her deeply traditional parents.” (Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter)

Stephan Streker first became a journalist with the aim of meeting the people he admired most in the world – filmmakers. In this capacity, he published lengthy interviews for the Belgian press. He also worked as a film critic for both radio and print media and as a photographer, producing numerous album covers. In parallel to these occupations, he was a sports journalist, specializing in boxing and soccer. A WEDDING [NOCES] is his third feature-length film following MICHAEL BLANCO (2004), shot “guerilla” style in Los Angeles with the help of a few friends, and THE WORLD BELONGS TO US (2013), starring Vincent Rottiers, Olivier Gourmet and Reda Kateb. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is a soccer consultant for Belgian television (RTBF), in particular for all matches involving the Red Devils (the national team).

Clémence Michalon


11/22/2017 17:30 – Caligari FilmBühne

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