Sudabeh Mortezais feature debut convinced the jury of the Hong Kong Young Cinema Competition for its simplicitiy and humanity.... MACONDO wins the Firebird Award, endowed with USD 3000,-.
Young Cinema Competition Hong Kong International Film Festival
Jurys comment: The films simplicity and humanity show great sensitivity to universal human problems. In this story of a Chechen émigré
family seeking asylum in Vienna, viewers can find a mature understanding of growing up amid political upheaval in the modern
world. Young Ramasan Minkailov gives an extraordinary performance as a sensitive boy who must take on adult responsibilities
and accept the fact of his fathers death.
directed by Sudabeh Mortezai (FreibeuterFilm)
International sales: Films Boutique
A story of growing up between cultures. A coming-of-age story on identity, belonging and self-determination, close to harsh
reality and in close contact with the amateur actors.
with: Ramasan Minkailov, Kheda Gazieva, Aslan Elbiev