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The Exam

World Premiere: 2021 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Crystal Globe Competition)

The Exam

The Exam
Karlovy Vary

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2021 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Crystal Globe Competition

The Exam

by SHAWKAT AMIN KORKI (DE, KRG, QAT 2021, 89’)

Drama 

Synopsis 

Rojin, a heartbroken young woman who is suffering from depression after the disappearance of her fiance, is preparing for her university entrance exam. If she fails, her father will force her into marriage. If she succeeds, however, she might lead a more emancipated life and avoid the fate of her older sister Shilan, who is unhappily married to a conservative man who demands her to be a proper housewife. Seeing that her younger sister struggles to achieve that dream, Shilan becomes desperate to make her pass the exam by any means necessary. This decision puts the sisters under immense pressure from their environment both at home and in school, as they become entangled in a huge network of corruption that is connected through all parts of society.

Credits

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki 

Screenwriter: Shawkat Amin Korki and Mohamed Reza Gohari  

Cinematographer: Adib Sobhani

Producer: Mehmet Aktaş (mîtosfilm); Foad Jalal (Masti Film)

Cast: Avan Jamal, Vania Salar, Hussein Hassan, Shwan Attoof, Hoshyar Nerwayi et al.