Kurdish Movie Review: Winterland
"Winterland", written by Kjell Ola Dahl and Hisham Zaman and directed by Hisham Zaman, is a romantic film tinted with a warm, soft kind of humour that highlights it's beautiful scenery and photography. The film's protagonist is a Kurdish male that goes by the name Renas who lives in Northern Norway- a country famous for it's stability, both economically and in terms of laws.
Renas, the young Kurd, appears to have everything he could hope for. As the story progresses; however, the audience is proven wrong as he's shown to long for a certain woman from his past, one that he misses dearly.
"Winterland" is one of the more popular Kurdish films released in 2007 and users from the site "mubi.com" also seem to enjoy it. User "ClaraSoph" writes, "I liked its simplicity. I don't know, it touched me. The wide snowy countryside and the beautiful artless Arabic philosophy... kind of inspiring!" Other users compliment the film on it's gorgeous photography and scenery which the director, Hisham Zaman, managed to bring out flawlessly with the direction of the plot.