LA FEMME DU FOSSOYEUR, de Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

La Femme du Fossoyeur de Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

The Gravedigger’s Wife by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

© Orange Studio / Urban Distribution – 2021

Date de sortie : 27 avril 2022

Release date : April 27th, 2022

Finlande, Allemagne, France – 2021 – 82min

Finland, Germany, France – 2021 – 82min

LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE – FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2021

CRITICS’ WEEK – CANNES FESTIVAL 2021

Première mondiale / Compétition Long métrage

World Premiere / Feature Film Competition

Presse française et internationale / Presse française

French and international press / French press

Synopsis

Dans les bidonvilles de Djibouti, Guled, un fossoyeur somalien, vit avec sa femme Nasra, atteinte d’une maladie des reins. Un jour, l’hôpital trouve un donneur, mais l’opération coute 5000$. Afin de sauver la vie de sa femme, Guled a deux semaines pour réunir la somme.

Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son Mahad. However they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive operation to treat chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how will they find the money to save Nasra and can they keep the family together ?

Distribution : Orange Studio / Urban Distribution