Abu Adnan

A Film by Sylvia Le Fanu

Synopsis

Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan. At the same time as having to learn a new language, he faces the challenge of maintaining his boy’s respect, in a situation where Adnan’s assimilation seems to be going somewhat faster than his own.

Director

  • Picture of Sylvia Le Fanu © Sylvia Le Fanu

    Sylvia Le Fanu

    Born in 1990 in London, UK.
    Moved to Denmark in 1993 together with parents, who worked at The European Filmcollege, Ebeltoft (1993 – 2007).
    2010 – 2013: BA in Film&Media studies, Copenhagen University 2015- 2017 Directing student at 18Frames the Independent Filmschool of Funen. (Midterm project: “Abu Adnan”). 2017-2020: Directing student at The Norwegian Filmschool

Awards + Festivals

  • *WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD & YOUTH JURY AWARD*
    ODENSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (International + National competition, European premiere, Odense, Denmark)September 2, 2017
  • SHORT TO THE POINT, Bucharest, RomaniaJuly 9, 2017
  • BUCHAREST SHORTCUT CINEFEST, Bucharest, RomaniaAugust 27, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST STUDENT FILM & BEST MALE ACTOR*
    BUCHAREST FILM AWARDS, Bucharest, Romania October 5, 2017
  • 40th CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International competition, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 2, 2018
  • INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF ASSEN (KersVers DK, Assen, The Netherlands) March 10, 2018
  • 9th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Screening, Lviv, Ukraine)March 29, 2018
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WOMEN, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND ZERO DISCRIMINATION (Official Selection, Jakarta, Indonesia) March 5, 2018
  • ATLANTA FILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Atlanta, GA, USA) April 13, 2018
  • 11th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)May 11, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 17th EUGANEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padua, Italy)June 14, 2018
  • 15th NAHAL INT'L STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)June 18, 2018
  • 40th OUTDOOR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF GRENOBLE (Official Selection, Grenoble, France)July 3, 2018
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM*
    1st INDY SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Indianapolis, USA)July 26, 2018
  • 5th OPEN PLACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rezekne, Latvia)August 15, 2018
  • 9th BUEU INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bueu, Spain)September 10, 2018
  • 41st LUCAS - INT'L FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG FILMLOVERS (Official Selection, Frankfurt, Offenbach und Wiesbaden, Germany)September 20, 2018
  • 2nd GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)September 22, 2018
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    7th JOZI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sandton, South Africa)September 27, 2018
  • 4th FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hickory, NC, USA)September 28, 2018
  • 11th BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)October 10, 2018
  • 4th STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 17, 2018
  • 27th SÉQUENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)October 21, 2018
  • INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL FOR AUDIENCES FILEM'ON (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)October 24, 2018
  • *WINNER - BEST NORDIC SHORT*
    4th NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)October 31, 2018
  • 19th OJAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)November 1, 2018
  • *BEST FILM*
    6th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)November 1, 2018
  • Dharamshala International Film Festival (Official Selection, Dharamshala, India)November 1, 2018
  • 5th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 16th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 2, 2018
  • 14th ROLAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Armenia)November 6, 2018
  • 3rd CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coronado, CA, USA)November 9, 2018
  • 31st ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Colorado Springs, CO, USA)November 9, 2018
  • 6th VOGHERA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Voghera, Italy)November 16, 2018
  • 24th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)November 20, 2018
  • *BEST FILM*
    GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Worldwide Locations)November 28, 2018
  • *BEST FILM*
    GRAND OFF WORLD INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 29, 2018
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Evreux, France)December 4, 2018
  • 4th SMILE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)December 12, 2018
  • 31st MINIMALEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trondheim, Norway)January 22, 2019
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • 1st MELBOURNE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Melbourne, Australia)January 31, 2019
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA (Official Selection, Jelenia Gora, Poland)February 18, 2019
  • 2nd BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)March 10, 2019
  • SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Poznan, Poland)March 19, 2019
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA (Official Selection, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)May 10, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Sylvia Le Fanu
Screenplay
Mads Lind Knudsen, Sylvia Le Fanu
Producer
Sune Wahl
Director of Photography
Emil Aagaard
Art Direction
Camilla Silvana Navarro Howalt
Costume Design
Nadja Sanimuinaq Hansen
Sound
Patricio Pock-Steen Fraile
Editor
Tue Sten Eskildsen
Sound Design
Patricio Pock-Steen Fraile
Music
Patricio Pock-Steen Fraile

Details

Running Time
25:13
Shooting Format
Digital Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1,85:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

18Frames
C/O Bastionen
Nørrevoldgade 63
5800 Nyborg
Contact (Chairman) Pernille Hyllegaard

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Filmnation
Korsgade 9, 3rd left.
DK-5700 Svendborg

PRODUCER

Sune Wahl
sunewahl@icloud.com

DIRECTOR

Sylvia Le Fanu
sylvialefanu@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/sylvia.fanu