release date October 18 2022
Koutaiba Al-Janabi’s THE WOODMAN Is To Be Screened In Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation On Tuesday, 18th October
Koutaiba Al-Janabi’s THE WOODMAN will be screened in Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation under the theme “Iraqi Filmmakers in the Diaspora”, which will be held from October 18th, Tuesday, to October 20th, Thursday. The screening will be on Tuesday at 6:30 pm (GMT+3).
Recently, the film was screened at the Arabisches Film Festival in Berlin. Prior to that, it joined the International Filmmaker Festival of New York, as it also garnered the Bronze Award in the Narrative Films Category at the Seville Independent Film Festival. The plot, which is more of a fantasy, revolves around a human-sized wooden doll that is forced to flee its homeland. Its fate cross-path with several characters to reveal a true picture from the hearts and minds of all those compelled to flee their homelands.
Written, directed, produced, and shot by Koutaiba Al-Janabi, THE WOODMAN stars Hanna Heffner, and Mihaly Palko, along with THE WOODMAN, while Hugh Williams edited the film, Rana Eid managed the sound, and Nadim Mishlawi composed the music. The Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities supported the film. MAD Solutions manages the distribution of the film in the Arab world. The film project received the Jury Prize at Cairo Film Connection (CFC) and was funded by Doha Film Institute.