Letter From Brussels – Omar Al Samarrai

Original Title: Letter from Brussels
English Title: Letter from Brussels
Genre: Drama
Duration: 18 min
Year of Production: 2018
Country: Belgium
Screening Format: DCP
Colour: B/W
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: French / English

Short Synopsis: A love letter of the director to his children in Iraq, while preparing their favourite meal.

Long Synopsis: A love letter of the director to his children in Iraq, while preparing their favourite meal. While preparing Bamia, the director reveals his longing for his family far away from home.

Director: Omar Al Samarrai
Director assistant: Angela Al-Souliman
Camera: Hans Bruch Jr.
Sound: Mahmoud Zourob
Editing: Roberto Ayllon
Colorgrading: Hans Bruch Jr.
Sound mixing: Jean-Noël Boissé
Subtitles: Bilal Issa
Producer: Gawan Fagard and Gwendolyn Lootens, Cinemaximiliaan
Thanks to: Lubnan Al-Wazny, Soetkin Keukeleire, Alain Dupuy, Nour Assamadani and many more.
Made in a workshop with Béla Tarr at Cinemaximiliaan

Biography of Director:
Omar Al Samarrai (Iraq, 1988). He worked in Iraq as a sacurity agent. In 2015 he came to Belgium and started to develop an interest in photography and film.

Filmography of Director:
First film