Noor

Noor

DCP / HD - 2012 - France / Turkey / Pakistan - 78 min - Color - Drama


Noor

Original title: Noor

A film by Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

Noor wants to be a man. He doesn’t belong anymore to the Khusras, Pakistan’s transgender community. And he is definitely done with the love story he had with one of them, that had drastically changed his life. Now, he is doing a man’s job in a Truck Decoration Center and he made up his mind: he will find a girl who will accept him as he is...

Original language: Urdu
Produced by: C’est au 4 (Cristine Asperti) – Explore Pakistan

Festivals:
FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2012, ACID Section, may 2012 / Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic), july 2012 / Pusan International Film Festival, Asian Premiere – World Cinema Section (Korea), october 2012 / Festival "Film Forum Zadar" (Croatia), august 2012 / Cinematik International Film Festival Piestany (Slovakia), september 2012 / Bogota Ojo Al Sancocho Festival (Colombia), september 2012 / Helsinki « Love & Anarchy » International Film Festival (Finland), september 2012 / Kaunas International Film Festival (Lithuania), september 2012 / Rencontres Film-Femmes Méditerranée (France), september 2012 / Polychrome Festival (France), september 2012 / Dieppe Festival (France), september 2012 / Rio de Janeiro Festival (Brazil), sept-october 2012 / Haifa International Film Festival (Israel), sept-october 2012 / Festival du nouveau Cinéma de Montréal (Canada), october 2012 / Copenhagen Gay & Lesbien Film Festival (Denmark), october 2012 / Rome Mediterranean Film Festival (Italy), october 2012 / Vancouver Asian Film Festival (Canada), november 2012 / Rome Asian Film Festival (Italy), november 2012 / Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece), november 2012 / Stockholm International Film Festival, (Sweden), november 2012 / Arras International Film Festival (France), november 2012 / Cork Film Festival (Irland), november 2012 / Talinn International Film Festival (Estonia), november 2012 / "Parramasala" Sidney South Asian Film Festival (Australia), november 2012 / Goa International Film Festival (India), november 2012 / Hanoi International Film Festival (Viet Nam), november 2012 / Bombay "Third Eye" International Film Festival (India), décember 2012 / Marrakech International Film Festival (Marocco), décember 2012 / Pau International Film Festival (France), décember 2012 / Chennai International Film Festival (India), décember 2012 / Bangalore International Film Festival (India), décember 2012 / Pune International Film Festival (India), january 2013
Official selection at MISAFF Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2014
Awards:
Selected by the ACID Cannes, France 2012
Grand Prize at Dieppe International Film Festival (France) 2012
Best Fiction Film Prize at Bogota Film Festival (Colombia) 2012
Special Jury Mention at Rome Mediterranean Film Festival, 2012
Prize « Emerging Director in Narrative Feature » at Asian American International Film Festival, 2013
Best Feature film prize, Best Director and Contemporary Creation Prize at Silk Road Film Festival, Irlande, 2014*
Audience Award at Toulouse Festival Des Images Aux Mots, France 2014
Best actor prize for Noor at Vancouver Women Film Festival, Canada 2014
'Mention spéciale' at Festival MIX Milano di Cinema Gaylesbico e Queer Culture, Italy 2013
Best Picture & Best Performance awards - MISAFF Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 2014

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Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

Çaǧla Zencirci (Ankara, 1976) and Guillaume Giovanetti (Lyon, 1978) direct several short fictions and documentaries in the Middle-East, Central Asia, and Europe, screened and awarded in more than 50 Festivals (Berlinale, Barcelona, Rome, Cork, Brest, Istanbul, etc.) and broadcast on several European TV channels (France’s Planète, Spain’s TVE, Eurochannel, etc.). Their following film, the middle-length fiction Ata has premiered at the 30th Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2008, then has been selected to 100 Festivals worldwide, and awarded about 20 times. It then has been broadcast on France 3 (French National TV) and Ciné-Cinéma (French Satellite TV), and selected among the 10 Best Short Films in Turkey by the Turkish Center of Cinema. Çaǧla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti then directed Six, a fiction documentary shot in Japan. The film has premiered in the competition of the 62th Locarno Festival, and has then been selected in the 39th Rotterdam Festival, the FIDMarseille and the 40th Tampere Festival Festival, before it was awarded the CNC Best Short Film Award 2011 and the Best Short Film Prize in Macau, China. The co-directors have lately achieved Camera Obscura, a feature documentary shot in Istanbul, where they followed during several weeks blind people who wrote and directed fiction short films, which Premiered in the 29th Istanbul Film Festival. They shot Noor, their first feature film, in Pakistan thanks to the support of the MEDIA Program, and they are developing their next film, a feature film in Japan they wrote in a residence at the prestigious Villa Kujoyama.

Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti


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