My Sweet Pepper Land

My Sweet Pepper Land

Film poster
Directed by Huner Saleem
Produced by Marc Bordure
Robert Guédiguian
Written by Antoine Lacomblez
Huner Saleem
Starring Arslan Korkmaz
Golshifteh Farahani
Cinematography Pascal Auffray
Edited by Clémence Samson
Sophie Reine
Juliette Haubois
Distributed by Memento 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
Country France
Language Zazaki

My Sweet Pepper Land is a 2013 French-German co-production drama film directed 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". Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. "Winners & Nominees 2013". Retrieved 2013-12-19.
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