Curse of Me­sopotamia

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Mid- July is the be­gin­ning of the film­ing of the new movie “Curse of Me­sopotamia” (or other­wise known as Lah­nati Me­sopotamia) that is di­rected by the Syr­ian Kurd Lauand Omar. The movie mixes the hor­ror and his­tory gen­res and retells the leg­end of Kawa the Black­smith, his fight against King Az­da­hak, the day Newroz was born.

The movie’s script, also writ­ten by Lauand Omar, won at the 2012 Hol­ly­wood Screen­play Com­pe­ti­tion.

Curse of Me­sopotamia has cho­sen to star cast mem­bers from all around the world. Ac­tors from the USA, France, Morocco, Al­ge­ria and dif­fer­ent parts of Kur­dis­tan will be used in the film. It will be pro­duced by the lo­cal Pro­duc­tion Com­pany Vis­ual K, founded by Fekri Baroshi and Je­sus Roldan.

This will be­come the first English Lan­guage movie shot in Kur­dis­tan and in the whole re­gion as well. It prom­ises to at­tract a lot of at­ten­tion world­wide.

“Movie Fes­ti­val is im­por­tant, but we can­not just have fes­ti­val movies, they are seen only by a selected group of people. We also need commercial movies; cin­ema is about di­ver­sity, and what bet­ter way to reach a global au­di­ence than an en­ter­tain­ing scary film filled with ac­tion and sus­pense. This to let the world know about the story of our hero Kawa?” says Writer/Di­rec­tor Lauand Omar.

So far, the ac­tors an­nounced on the Movie's Of­fi­cial Face­book page, www.face­book.com/curse­ofme­sopotamia, are: Melissa Mars (France), who starred op­po­site John Tra­volta in “From Paris with Love” and Karim Saidi (Morocco) who was first seen in Steven Spiel­berg’s “Mu­nich”.

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