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Phone Story

Mémo, a Kurdish immigrant, is managing a phone shop in Brussels. His curiosity and loneliness are pushing him to listen to his customers’ conversations. The arrival of the beautiful Leïla, a new customer Kurdish as well, calling her mother each day, is going to disturb the tranquility of Mémo’s daily routine. Mémo finds out that she’s coming from Turkish Kurdistan with the hope to find a husband, which will allow her to legally stay in Belgium. While listening to Leïla’s phone calls, Mémo is getting himself convinced that he could be the providential man she’s looking for.
immigrant kurdish shop




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Previous screenings

32nd Festival du Film Court en Plein Air de Grenoble | 2009
7 Jul – 11 Jul | Grenoble, France
Sedicicorto: International Film Festival Forlì
5 Oct – 11 Oct | Forlì, Italy
10 Oct – 17 Oct | Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, France
European Film Festival of Lille
26 Feb – 5 Mar | Lille, France
Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival
29 Oct – 31 Oct | Sassuolo, Italy

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 7 May 2010