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When You Hear the Bells

When You Hear the Bells

A Short film by Chabname Zariab

Produced by Les Films du Bal

Production year : 2015

Actors (7)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Bal

Film exports/foreign sales :

L'Agence du court métrage

Foreign production company :

Godolphin Films S.A.

Synopsis

In Afghanistan, bachas are young male prostitutes obliged to dance, dressed as girls, for a male audience. They are under the control of a master. When You Hear the Bells tells the story of Saman, a bacha, who feels threatened by the arrival of Bijane, a boy younger than him who is destined to take his place. Jealous of this boy, who might steal the feelings and protection of his master, Farroukhzad, he is obliged to initiate Bijane and to teach him to dance.

Photos (4)

Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Judith Lou Lévy

Line Producer :

Ramses Mahfoudh

Foreign Producer :

Ramses Mahfoudh

Sound Recordist :

Aymen Toumi

Production Manager :

Thomas Schober

Sound editor :

Juliette Heintz

Production designer :

Fatma Madani

Make-up Artist :

Nihel Ben Tanfous

Assistant director :

Marie Willaume

Screenwriter :

Chabname Zariab

Director of Photography :

Éric Devin

Assistant Operator :

Ramzi Daly

Editor :

Guillaume Saignol

Music Composers :

Mir Maftoon, Faiz Karezi

Costume designer :

Sayed Ahmad Hashimi

Sound Mixer :

Olivier Guillaume

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Childhood, Prostitution, Dance

Production language :

Farsi

Coproducer countries :

France, Tunisia

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Tunisia)

Production year :

2015

Runtime :

25 min 44 seconds

Visa number :

143.392

Visa issue date :

20/03/2016

Production formats :

HD

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

5.1

Rating restrictions :

None

Director

News (5)

Festival Selections (12)

Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Short Film Festival - 2016

Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Short Film Festival (France, 2016)

Selection

International Competition

Leeds International Film Festival - 2016

Leeds International Film Festival (Great Britain, 2016)

Selection

Louis Le Prince International Competition

Uppsala International Short Film Festival - 2016

Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden, 2016)

Selection

International Competition

TISFF - 2016

TISFF (Greece, 2016)

Selection


Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival - 2016

Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival (Morocco, 2016)

Selection

International Competition

Odense Film Festival - 2016

Odense Film Festival (Denmark, 2016)

Selection

International Competition

Tampere Film Festival - 2016

Tampere Film Festival (Finland, 2016)

Selection

International Competition

Awards (5)