2022 • NaNh • Norway,Denmark

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Festival tag:

New Nordic Films


Original title
a happy day
Hisham Zaman
Hisham Zaman
PRODUCER Hisham Zaman, Co-Producers: Marie Gade, Turid Øversveen, Mathis Ståle Mathisen
Production company
Snowfall Cinema in co-production with Zentropa, Rein Film Finmark, Take 1
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Three teenage boys are stuck at a remote asylum center in cold northern Norway: quiet and poetic Hamid, sensible Aras and easy-going Ismail. They know that when they turn 18, they will each be thrown a birthday party and sent out of the country with a 23-kilo suitcase. In order to stay together, they hatch an escape plan. Hamid says he can guide them to a place beyond the mountain where their dreams can be fulfilled. But when a troubled girl named Aida shows up at the center, Hamid becomes fascinated with her. This jeopardizes the trio’s escape plan and poses a challenge to their friendship.


Hisham Zaman is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and the founder of Snowfall Cinema AS. A graduate of the Norwegian Film School, he is best known for his breakthrough short film Bawke (2005) and his award-winning feature films Before Snowfall (2013) and Letter to the King (2014).
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