Bekas opens in Berlin cinemas April 10.
Danny Boyle’s Millions meets Wadjda in this empowerment tale of two orphaned brothers – the barely adolescent Dana (Fazil) and younger Zana (Taha) – eking a living as shoeshine boys in Kurdistan when a brief glimpse of Superman in the village cinema encourages them to purchase a donkey and strike out for America. Two days should cover it. The young actors overplay the innocence card, but humour and well-observed locality bestow serious street cred on this young person’s guide to solidarity and survival.
Bekas | Directed by Karzan Kader (Sweden, Finnland, Irak 2014) with Sarwar Fazil, Zamand Taha starts. Starts April 10