Swiss Film Award: 3-fold nomination for MMC Movies' co-production 'Baghdad in My Shadow

On Thursday evening at the 55th Solothurn Film Festival, the Nominations for the Swiss Film Award 2020 been announced.

MMC Movies' co-production 'Baghdad in My Shadow was awarded in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay (Samir) and Best assembly (Jann Anderegg) nominated.

The Swiss Film Awards ceremony takes place on 27 March 2020 in Zurich held.

The thriller from director Samir, who largely filmed at MMC Studios and in Cologne has been made, is with the Solothurn Film Festival for the prize of 20,000 Swiss francs. Audience Award nominated. At Monday, January 27 the film is shown around 20:30 in the concert hall in Solothurn shown.

About the content:
A failed writer, a woman in hiding, a secretly gay IT specialist: All meet in an Iraqi cafe in London. Egged on by a radical sheikh, the writer's nephew attacks them and turns their lives upside down.

For production:
Over half of the new feature film by the Iraqi-Swiss Director Samir, which caused a sensation with its multi-award-winning documentary 'Iraqi Odyssey,' was made in Cologne.

Of the 17 days of filming in NRW, eight were at MMC Studios. Here was in the MMC Studio 50 from MMC Art Department built the set of the London café 'Abu Nawas'. The scenes in the café were shot in this set, while the exterior shots of the café were shot over 7 days in December 2017 in London took place. Other filming locations were Zurich (5 shooting days) and Baghdad (3 shooting days).

The Script to 'Baghdad in My Shadow' wrote Samir and Furat al Jamil.

Baghdad in My Shadow: Amal (Zahraa Ghandour)
Amal (Zahraa Ghandour). Credit: Dschoint Ventschr Film Production

Go to international cast include Zahraa Ghandour (TIFF entry "The Journey"), Haytham Abdulrazaq, Waseem Abbas, Ali Daeem, Maxim Mehmet ("Gotthard"), Meriam Abbas ("Homeland"), Kerry Fox ("Intimacy", "Bright Star", "Little Joe"), Ken Bones (Ridley Scott's "Exodus - Gods and Kings"), Daniel Adegboyega ("Transformers - The Last Knight", "Gone," "James Bond - Skyfall"), Felix Scott ("Inception"), Taro Bahar ("Code 46"), Lachlan Nieboer ("Into the White") and Hazel O'Connor ("Breaking Glass").

'Baghdad in My Shadow' is a production of Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, COIN FILM, Ipso Facto Productions, SRF Swiss Radio and Television, Teleclub and MMC Movies.

The film was sponsored by Media, BAK Federal Office of Culture, Zurich Film Foundation, Suissimage, Focal Stagepool, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF - Deutscher Filmförderfonds, and BFI British Film Institute Tax Credit.

Cover photo: Director Samir at the 'Nominations Night' in Solothurn. Credit: modul+