Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature
Iraq / 2010 / Kurdish, Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 90 minutes


An exhilarating and politically powerful road movie, Mandoo tells the poignant tale of a family ripped apart by conflict. As a small Kurdish girl, Sheelan emigrated with her parents to Sweden, leaving behind her extended family and the turmoil of life in Saddam-era Iraq. It's now 20 years later and Sheelan is a successful young doctor, thriving in Sweden. But she yearns to reconnect with her family roots. Encouraged by the downfall of Saddam Hussein's regime, and searching for news of her uncle she resolves to return home and reconnect with her family. But shortly after she arrives in Iraq and finds her family, Sheelan's uncle suffers a stroke. Faced with a family in turmoil and with emotions running high, Sheelan prepares to embark on a hazardous trip as the family set out to fulfil the old man's dying wish to return to his childhood homeland of Iranian Kurdistan.



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Violence, Adult Themes and References 15+

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