• NOOR

    Directors Çağla ZENCIRCI & Guillaume GIOVANETTI | 2012 | France, Turkey, Pakistan | 78 mins | Urdu and Panjabi w/ES | U.S. Premiere

    Noor plays himself in this stunning and poetic film inspired by his life. Once a member of the Khusras (Pakistan’s transgender community), Noor wants to be a real man. He now works at a truck depot and has a girlfriend. But his girlfriend’s brother objects to their relationship. An unexpected incident places him behind the wheel of a stolen truck. The disillusioned Noor embarks on a spiritual journey to alter this fate. This 2012 Cannes selection surveys a breathtaking Northern Pakistan landscape along a transformative road trip.

    About the Filmmakers:

    Çağla Zencirci (Ankara,1976) and Guillaume Giovanetti (Lyon,1978), the directorial duo based in Paris, Istanbul and Lahore, started their journey into filmmaking with short fictions and documentaries shot in the Middle-East, Central Asia and Europe, screen and awarded in more than 50 festivals (Berlinale, Barcelona, Rome, Cork, Brest, Istanbul, etc.) and broadcast on several European TV channels (France’s Planete, Spain’s TVE, Eurochannel, etc). The co-directors have lately achieved Camera Obscura, a feature documentary shot in Istanbul, where they followed during several weeks blind people writing and directing their own short films, which premiered in the 29th Istanbul Film Festival.

    Friday August 2, 2013 | 6:30 pm

    Anthology Film Archives (AFA)
    Courthouse Theater (CH)

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