Nachtschade / Nightshade

A film by: Shady El-Hamus

Tarik (11) helps his father Elias (35) to transport illegal immigrants into the Netherlands. When an accident occurs, Tarik gains the acknowledgment from his father he has yearned for, but at a high price – the loss of his own innocence.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 14’ 25”
Completion: 09/2017
Genre: fiction, youth, coming-of-age
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  • Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 24 September, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (22 – 29 September, 2017)
    Short Film Competition Won: El Gouna Gold Star Award for Feature Short Film
  • Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Italy (6 – 15 October, 2017)
    Out of competition: Migro
  • Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom (2 – 16 November, 2017)
    Louis Le Prince Short Film Competition Special Mention
  • International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey (17 – 26 November, 2017)
    Focus: Immigration and Refugee Issue
  • IFF Sleepwalkers I PÖFF Shorts, Estonia (21 – 26 November, 2017)
    PÖFF Shorts Live Action International Competition
  • Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (2 – 8 February, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland (22 February – 4 March, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • African, Asian and Latin America Film Festival, Italy (18 – 25 March, 2018)
    African Short Film Competition
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (12 – 18 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Busan International Short Film Festival, South-Korea (24 – 29 April, 2018)
    International Competition

Director: Shady El-Hamus
Screenplay: Shady El-Hamus
Producer: Guusje van Deuren, Rianne Poodt
Cinematographer: Ton Peters N.S.C.
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Editor: Patrick Schonewille
Composer: Terence Dunn
Production design: Nelli Bodt
Kostuum ontwerp: Vita Mees
Cast: Kubilay Şengül, Mustafa Duygulu, Saleh Hassan Faris, Yousri Ghilane