Frankfurt am Main |
14 – 22 October 2023
Sun, 15 October 2023,
A British tourist struggles to mend his broken heart. After a sudden breakup with his girlfriend he finds himself lost and isolated in the foreign city of Granada, Spain.
It’s only when he befriends a group of young international students that he starts to push himself out of his comfort-zone. From Easter Processions, Moorish influences and Flamenco Gypsies he immerses himself in the many cultures that inhabit the city.
With his new foreign friends, he enrols on a Spanish class, moves into their apartment and tries to restart his life. But behind every corner is a reminder of his ex-girlfriend and his struggle to find closure.
A love letter to Granada and the study abroad experience that mixes documentary with fiction to create a real and authentic heartfelt examination on the process of self-discovery. Framed in a unique aspect ratio has never been done before in the history of cinema.
Ossi Jalkanen (Cinematographer)
Fiona Brands (Editor)
Andrea Boccodoro (Music)
Chris Sutton (Sound)
Quintessa Swindell (Leading Actress - Amelia)
Laura Frederico (Leading Actress - Silvia)
Tabata Cerezo (Leading Actress - Ella)
Antonio Aakeel (Leading Actor - Ben)
Julius Fleischanderl (Leading Actor - Oscar)
Óscar Casas (Leading Actor - Lucas)
Abid Khan is a self-taught writer-director who worked in a cinema and directed award-winning shorts on weekends. His debut feature film GRANADA NIGHTS was shot in Spain and released in UK and Spain cinemas. Abid Khan has won numerous festival breakthrough awards, including a prestigious Premios Lorca award. Head of Film4, Daniel Battsek awarded him Best Film at BFF and announcing him as a ‘director to watch’. Abid has been featured by Adobe and profiled in the The Guardian and The Observer. He formed Eyefive Films to tell self-discovery stories with a focus on diverse characters and cultures.