Bacha Posh

A Film by Katia Scarton-Kim

Synopsis

Calais, refugee camp. Nadim, an afghan boy, is living in the camp with his family and helping his father at the shop held in the center of the jungle. But Nadim has a secret : he is a bacha posh (girl raised as a boy in Afghan culture). Nadim dreams to flee and fight for her freedom.

Director

  • Picture of Katia Scarton-Kim © Katia Scarton-Kim

    Katia Scarton-Kim

    Katia Scarton-Kim is a director and actress. Graduated from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Lausanne, Switzerland, she directed her first film "Kristal" in 2004. In 2007, she made a documentary "Saturday, more or less" selected at the Festival Circuito Off in Venice and then in different festivals in Italy and in the world. In 2009 she directed "Les Liqueurs d'Alice", a fiction produced by Baïacedez Films Production. The film was selected at the Festival Court Devant and at “Les Escales Improbables” in Montreal. From 2009 to 2012, she worked closely with the cinema mission of the city of Paris, which supported 4 documentaries she co-edited on migrant women in France.
    In 2015 she directed "the mind of Wolf » produced by Inred production and Bagan films and bought by France Télévision. The film made over 20 festivals all over the world.
    In 2016, she co-directed "Sous la peau" a first feature film “Bacha Posh”, her latest film, was pre-purchased by ARTE and TSR (Schweizer Fernseh).

Awards + Festivals

  • 53th SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (World Premiere, Official Selection, Solothurn, Switzerland)January 27, 2018
  • 36th ITINÉRANCES - ALÈS FILM FESTIVAL (Short Films Competition, Alès, France)March 23, 2018
  • 27th FESTIVAL CÔTÉ COURT (Official Selection, Pantin, France)June 6, 2018
  • 14th CINE FAC - FESTIVAL NOUVEAUX CINÉMAS (Official Selection, Paris & Il de France, France)June 15, 2018
  • ZEITIMPULS KURZFILMWETTBEWERB (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)June 18, 2018
  • *WOMEN IN FILM, TV & MEDIA ITALIA AWARD* *BEST DIRECTOR*
    5th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)June 21, 2018
  • 3rd PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 22, 2018
  • 13th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sardinia, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • 26th CURTAS VILA DO CONDE IFF (Official Selection, Vila do Conde, Portugal)July 14, 2018
  • 17th “DOKUFEST”-INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prizren, Kosovo)August 3, 2018
  • 12th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Starnberg, Germany)September 6, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 15th PROVINZIALE - FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Official Selection, Eberswalde, Germany)October 6, 2018
  • 16th SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2018
  • 2nd COURAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 25, 2018
  • 6th ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Watertown, MA, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 14th ROLAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Armenia)November 6, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 3rd CROSSING THE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)November 29, 2018

Crew

Director
Katia Scarton-Kim
Screenplay
Katia Scarton-Kim
Producer
Janine Piguet & Thierry Pradervand (Inred Production), Annabelle Bouzome (Les films de l’autre cougar)
Director of Photography
Thierry Pradervand
Sound
Mitch Gasser
Editor
Julie Quintard, Lucie Brux
Sound Design
Mitch Gasser
Music
Qais Essar

Details

Running Time
19:44 min
Shooting Format
Cinemascope
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2:35
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

InRed Production
Thierry Pradervand
Au village 40
1551 vers-chez-perrin
Switzerland
http://www.inredproduction.ch

Les Films de l'autre Cougar (co-production)
Anabelle Bouzhon
19 Place d’Orléans
31380 Montastruc-la-Conseillère, France
lautrecougar@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Katia Scarton-Kim
95 rue Danrémont,
75018 Paris (France)
Website: http://katia-scarton.e-monsite.com
Email: kscarton@yahoo.fr
Tel: 06 63 82 60 93