Safiyyah

A Film by Mattis Ohana Goksøyr

Synopsis

Danish Amir connects with a local girl, Sarah, on a dance floor in central Oslo. He ends up going home with her, but, halfway into bed, he discovers that she is Jewish. Shocked, he reveals his Palestinian background and makes his exit from the now tense situation. Once outside, he sees that his phone is dead, and, alone in an unfamiliar city, he is forced to knock on Sarah’s door. He asks to borrow her charger and she hesitantly lets him back in. The film is a meeting between Danish-Palestinian Amir and Norwegian-Jewish Sarah.

Director

  • Picture of Mattis Ohana Goksøyr © Mattis Goksøyr

    Mattis Ohana Goksøyr

    Mattis Ohana Goksøyr (1992) is a Norwegian director. His debut film, On hold (2017) was nominated at the Norwegian Short Film Festival and later published through the website of Norway's largest newspaper Aftenposten. Safiyyah (2019) is his second short film. It premiered at the Norwegian Short Film Festival. He's currently developing a TV-series and his third short film while he also directs commercials.

Awards + Festivals

  • THE NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwegian Shorts, Premiere, Grimstad, Norway)June 13, 2019
  • THE MOVIES ON WAR FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Nordic Competition under 60 min, Elverum, Norway)November 22, 2019
  • 15th COURTS MAIS TRASH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)January 15, 2020
  • 29th MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE PALENCIA (Official Selection, Palencia, Spain)February 29, 2020
  • 21st MUSIC & CINEMA - FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM D'AUBAGNE (Official Selection, Aubagne, France)March 30, 2020
  • 17th CORTISONICI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varese, Italy)March 31, 2020
  • 11th SKEPTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 1, 2020
  • 15th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA)April 21, 2020
  • 30th WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)May 7, 2020
  • 7th MICE - MOSTRA INT'L CINEMA EDUCATIU (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)May 8, 2020
  • 5th INT'L ALEXANDRIA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alexandria, Imathia, Greece)June 26, 2020
  • 3rd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ekaterinburg, Russia)June 27, 2020
  • 5th SHOTS: INT'L INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia)August 6, 2020
  • 8th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)September 24, 2020
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland)November 13, 2020

Crew

Director
Mattis Ohana Goksøyr
Screenplay
Mattis Ohana Goksøyr
Producer
Henrik Dyb Zwart
Director of Photography
Benjamin Mosli
Art Direction
Maria Owing
Costume Design
Wenche Luther
Sound
Helge Bodøgaard
Editor
Tormod Berge
Sound Design
Andreas Waag Martinsen
Music
Magnus Bonesmo

Cast

Amir
Arian Kashef
Sarah
Ragnhild Meling Enoksen

Details

Running Time
09:06 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Mattis Ohana Goksøyr

+47 928 01 921
mattis.goksoyr@gmail.com
https://www.mattisgoksoyr.no/