My Sweet Pepper Land

My Sweet Pepper Land

A film by Hiner Saleem

2013 France, Kurdistan, Germany - Drama


After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position in a godforsaken village at the borders of Iran and Turkey, an illegal trafficking Eldorado .There he meets Govend, a beautiful young woman who has come to work as the teacher in the newly-opened school despite her twelve brothers' hostility to the idea.

  • cast

    • Korkmaz Arslan (Baran)
    • Golshifteh Farahani (Govend)
    • Suat Usta (Reber)
  • crew +

    • Producer
    • Marc Bordure,
    • Robert Guédiguian (Agat Films & Cie)
    • Co-producers
    • Chaocorp
    • Rohfilm
    • HS production
    • Arte
    • Screenwriters
    • Hiner Saleem
    • Antoine Lacomblez
    • Cinematography
    • Pascal Auffray
    • Editing
    • Juliette Haubois
    • Sound
    • Miroslav Babic
    • Set Design
    • Fehmi Salim
    • Production Design
    • Nael Kanj

awards & nominations +

  • Special Jury Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  • Best Film Price at the Chicago Film Festival
  • Best Film, Best Script and Best Actress at the Duhok Film Festival, Kurdistan
  • Inverness FF Audience Award
  • Best Film, Screenplay and Actress at Duhok festival
  • Youth Award at Cabourg festival
  • Special Mention for Achievement in Directing (Hiner Saleem) and Best Performance by an Actress at the APSA
  • Best Feature Valenciennes festival
  • Festival Outstanding Performance Stony Brook

news +

screenings in festivals & markets +

Domestic release :
Apr. 9, 2014