THE NEW COUNTRY

By Geir Hansteen Jörgensen

FACTS

Title: THE NEW COUNTRY
Original title: DET NYA LANDET
Director: Geir Hansteen Jörgensen
Producers: Christer Nilson
Executive producers: Gunnar Carlsson, Tomas Eskilsson
Cast: Mike Almayehu, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Lia Boysen
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 4
Duration: 60 min
Language: SWEDISH
Country of origin: Sweden
Production Company: SVT Sveriges Television
Scriptwriter: Peter Birro, Lukas Moodysson
Cinematographer: Marek Wieser  
Production year: 2000
Editor: Fredrik Morheden
Local release: 06-03-2000

Two refugees, fifteen-year-old Ali and forty-year-old Massoud, are on the run through Sweden after escaping from an asylum camp having waited two years for a residence permit.

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Festival overview

American Film Institute Film Festival
Awards: The Jury's Feature Prize
2001-11-01

Berlin Film Festival
Awards: The Ecumenical Jury: Best Film shown in the Forum
2001-02-07

Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival
Awards: Best Film + Jury's Prize
2001-10-19

Budapest Int. FF
2001-12-10

Cleveland Cinematheque
2002-03-14

Edinburgh Int. FF
2001-08-12

Gothenburg Film Festival
2001-01-26

Istanbul International Film Festival
2002-04-13

New Directors / New Films, New York
2002-03-22

Norwegian Film Festival
2001-08-25

Palm Springs Int. FF
2002-01-10

Seattle International Film Festival, USA
2001-05-17

Stockholm International Film Festival
2001-11-08

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2001-11-09

Valladolid International Film Festival ( Spain)
2001-10-26

Vancouver International Film Festival
2001-09-27