The Exam


Rojin is a young Kurdish-Iraqi woman about to take the university entrance exam. Rojin’s unhappily married older sister Shilan decides to help her pass at any cost, hoping to give her a more emancipated life. Thus, the sisters inevitably become entangled in a huge network of corruption that connects all parts of society.

Screenplay: Shawkat Amin Korki, Mohamed Reza Gohari

Cinematography: Adib Sobhani

Editing: Ebrahim Saeedi

Cast: Avan Jamal, Vania Salar, Hussein Hassan, Shwan Attoof

Producer: Mehmet Aktaş, Foad Jalal

Production: mîtosfilm, Masti Film

Shawkat Amin Korki

Born in 1973. Originally from Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan. He studied Cinema in Iran and gained international recognition in 2006 with the completion of his debut feature film in Iraqi Kurdistan, “Crossing The Dust”, which premiered at Rotterdam international film festival. Korki’s greatest success to this date has been “Memories On Stone” (2014), the official Oscar entry from Iraq. His movies have been presented at famous world film festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Busan, Cairo, Hong Kong and many more.

MENA Premiere

Germany, Iraqi Kurdistan

Fiction, 2021, Color, 89 min

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Shawkat Amin Korki