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Urka Burka

A politically incorrect arty thirty year old finds himself haunted by a ghost-like figure hidden under a bourqa who chases him through the narrow streets of his hometown. What truth lies beneath the unknown, before it may actually get you?

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Freely adapted from the original story written by Italian Laura Campiglio (Du bon usage de la Bourqa), Urka Burka presents 10 fast paced minutes of mystery and humour, mixing thriller-noir atmospheres with a typical flavour of 70's French cinema.

What does the Bourqa represent to the eyes of western people? Is it an identity denying mask or a cloak of invisibility that allows whoever wears it to observe others without being recognized? The movie depicts this double nature of the Bourqa, suggesting that there might be a way of making good use of it for a woman, provided that she was free to wear it and, at the same time, take it away at any moment.
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Copyright © 2010 Red Gamblers Production

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Filmets: Badalona International Short Film Festival
5 Nov – 13 Nov | Badalona, Spain

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