A trio of teenage refugees attempt to escape from a detention heart situated in an absurdly distant space of northern Norway within the first trailer for A Glad Day, the brand new movie from Letter to the King director Hisham Zaman.
The Hollywood Reporter acquired the unique first-look trailer for the darkish comedy, which can have its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition on Monday, Sept. 11 in TIFF’s Centerpiece part.
Instantly it’s clear this isn’t going to be a typical refugee story. The primary time we see the three teenage protagonists: Hamid (Salah Qadi), Aras (Ravand Ali Taha), and Ismail (Mohamed Salah), who stay collectively at a refugee heart for unaccompanied minors, they’re speaking a couple of dream one among them had of escape.
“The police have been chasing me by the snow,” one recounts, “I noticed a donkey. Instantly my head popped out of the donkey’s butt and yelled: ‘Right here I’m, come and get me!’ It have to be an indication.”
Sure, agrees his pal, it’s an indication “that we’re caught in a sh**gap and we’ll by no means get out.”
The trio desires to flee the middle earlier than they flip 18, when, as adults, they are going to be deported. However up to now their makes an attempt have been futile. They don’t get very far throughout the snow and ice earlier than they’re picked up by the native police and introduced again to the middle. Issues get extra difficult when newcomer Aida (Sarah Aman Mentzoni) arrives, and their plan begins to unravel.
Zaman’s mixture of the tragic and the comically absurd brings to thoughts the work of Nordic director Aki Kaurismäki however the movie attracts on his direct expertise as a refugee from Iraqi Kurdistan to discover a contemporary and unconventional approach of portraying the lives and hopes of younger asylum seekers.
REinvent Worldwide Gross sales is dealing with worldwide gross sales for the movie.
Take a look at the A Glad Day trailer, under.