A Drowning Man
15’30’’ Denmark 2017 [B]
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.
Mahdi Fleifel is a Danish-Palestinian film director who graduated in 2009 from the UK National Film & TV School. In 2010 he set up Nakba FilmWorks with Irish producer Patrick Campbell. In 2016 he won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale with A Man Returned and A Drowning Man was selected for the official competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.