Keswick Film Festival

Friday 11th February 4:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake

Whisper With The Wind
(Sirta la gal ba)

Director: Shahram Aldi Country: Iraq
Cert: TBC Year: 2009 Length: 88 minsLanguage: Kurdish
2011 Festival
Whisper With The Wind

Audience Reaction

Score: 68.52% Attendance: 107


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

When a guerrilla commander asks a postman, Man Baldar, to record the cry of his newborn son, it's the beginning of a long journey. He travels between villages in Iraqi Kurdistan, trying to deliver messages between families separated by the raging war. The beauty of the landscape contrasts evocatively with the horrors (mostly off-screen) of battle. Aldi's poetic style won him Critics' Week prizes at Cannes, and Best Film at the International Eurarab film festival in Amal, Spain. '


Shahram Aldi has made a masterful film, deeply sensitive, moving but never facile.
Nicolas Gilli, Filmosphere

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