Set in wild Kurdistan, nominated for Un Certain Regard at Cannes; a superb film with fierce humor, a grand oriental Western, very handsome, poetic and intense.
After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish hero of the Independence War, takes over the post of police commander in a godforsaken village in the border triangle between Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Khwakork is a mecca of illegal trafficking, snowed in six months a year and only accessible by horse. In the remote mountain village, a school has recently been opened. The beautiful Govend (Golshiftehs Farahani) comes to the village as a teacher, even if her twelve brothers try to prevent it. In Khwakork nobody wants law and order except Baran, nobody wants a school and only Govend dreams of love.