Letter to the King

Brev til Kongen


St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sun, Apr 19, 2015 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Wed, Apr 22, 2015 7:30 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Letter to the King
Program:Midnight Sun
Cine Global
Comedy Drama
Social Justice
Forecast Public Art
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
United Arab Emirates
Director:Hisham Zaman
Producer:Alan R. Milligan
Hisham Zaman
Cinematographer:Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
Editor:Sverrir Kristjansson
Inge Lise Langfeldt
Arild Tryggestad
Principal Cast:Alibag Salimi
Ivan Anderson
Nazmi Kirik
Hassan Demirci
Screenwriter:Hisham Zaman
Mehmet Aktas


Screening with Forecast Public Art short film Dodecahedron, April 22.

Letter to the King weaves together portraits focusing on the plight of five Kurdish immigrants in Norway. Given permission to leave their refugee camp and travel to Oslo, five individuals take advantage of the opportunity, each with a purpose in mind. They will be confronted by their destinies as they discover happiness, suffer humiliation, find love, and seek revenge.

Their five stories are bound together by a letter, written by eighty-three year old Mirza, intended for the King of Norway.


Forecast Public Art
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 6 min
Director(s): Kevin Obsatz

Dodecahedron is a short documentary which follows the process of artist Jess Hirsch in conceiving and executing her "Peace Haven" project, constructing a small, twelve-surfaced geometric structure to serve as a greenhouse and meditation space for the residents of the Black Dog Hill Shelter for women and children in rural Minnesota.

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.