Moscow Kurdish Film Festival will be held in the capital of Russia for the first time. The festival will show films reflecting Kurdish culture and history, as well as modern life of the nation. The festival starts on July 21 and will last until July 25, 2021. MKFF 2021 is included in the list of international film festivals held in the territory of the Russian Federation for 2021.
The first round of the Moscow Kurdish Film Festival will open with the screening of the film “Girls of the Sun” (Kachani Khor) directed by Eva Husson and starring Golshifteh Farahani at the October Cinema Center in Moscow, Russia on July 21.
“Girls of the Sun” reflects the struggle of Kurdish girls in Kobani against the ISIS terrorist group. In her interview, Eva Hosson underlined awareness of ISIS’s inhumane treatment of Yazidis in Iraqi Kurdistan and the tragic lives of Kurdish women and children in captivity were her main motivations to address this important issue on the screen. According to the well-known French director, the courage and bravery of Kurdish women in the armed struggle against ISIS actually impressed her, and for this reason, she decided to portray parts of this heroic struggle. Husson believes that “Girls of the Sun” is one of the few women-centered war films that provides a true picture of the events of these human catastrophes; at the same time, it has a positive message and expresses the competencies and abilities of women.