17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

June 22-28, 2020 Streaming Online

Nobadi

Austria, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
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description

When his beloved dog dies during the night, a stubborn old man is determined to dig a hole on his property to put his dear friend to rest. He soon realizes that he is incapable of the strenuous task, and begrudgingly enlists the services of a migrant from Afghanistan. Their day takes an unexpected turn after what appears to be a harmless wound evolves into tremendous and irreversible consequences. NOBADI is a violent movie, occasionally scattered with grotesque. But at its heart is the unlikely and caring friendship between two men: a 91-year-old Austrian and the much younger Afghan.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Fantastic Fest 2019
AFI Fest 2019

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Karl Markovics was born in Vienna. His many acting credits include roles in THE COUNTERFEITERS (2007) and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014). He has written and directed three feature films including SUPERWORLD (2015) and BREATHING (2011), which premiered at Cannes' Director's Fortnight. His latest, NOBADI (2019), had its world premiere at TIFF.

CJSW PLAYLIST CURATED BY Adam Kamis of the Failed Pilot (Thurs. 2-4pm)

press for Nobadi

"Markovic's NOBADI is a film you'll never forget. It's going to make your head spin and possibly cause you to lose your lunch."
- Film Threat
"One of the year’s best films."
- Birth. Movies. Death.

details

Narrative / Drama

German with English Subtitles
89 minutes

credits

Director
Karl Markovics

Producers
Dieter Pochlatko
Jakob Pochlatko

Screenwriter
Karl Markovics

Cinematographer
Serafin Spitzer

Cast
Borhanulddin Hassan Zadeh
Heinz Trixner

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