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My Sweet Pepper Land

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My Sweet Pepper Land
Theatrical poster
Directed byHuner Saleem
Written byAntoine Lacomblez
Huner Saleem
Produced byMarc Bordure
Robert Guédiguian
StarringGolshifteh Farahani
Korkmaz Arslan
CinematographyPascal Auffray
Edited byClémence Samson
Sophie Reine
Juliette Haubois
Distributed byMemento Films (France)
Release dates
  • 22 May 2013 (2013-05-22) (Cannes)
  • 19 March 2014 (2014-03-19) (France)
  • 27 March 2014 (2014-03-27) (Germany)
Running time
95 minutes

My Sweet Pepper Land is a 2013 Kurdish-language internationally co-produced drama film directed and co-written by Huner Saleem.[1] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[2] It was nominated in the 7th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Achievement in Directing for Huner Saleem and Best Performance by an Actress for Golshifteh Farahani.[3]


In a remote village in Iraqi Kurdistan lives the Kurdish patriot Baran who since recently serves as a policeman. He cannot help but provoke the local villain Aziz Aga and finds himself supported by an attractive lady named Govend who works as a teacher.



  1. ^ "My Sweet Pepper Land". unifrance.org. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2013". asiapacificscreenacademy.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.

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