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CROWS ARE WHITE

Ahsen Nadeem
US 2022    97'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

After decades of living a secret life, a filmmaker travels to a strict Japanese monastery in search of guidance but the only monk who will help him prefers ice cream and heavy metal over meditation. CROWS ARE WHITE is an exploration of truth, faith and love, from the top of a mountain to the bottom of a sundae.

Quotes

“fiercely entertaining” - IndieWire

“a film that abounds in lovely oddities and gentle loony surprises” - The Hollywood Reporter 

“a fresh new voice” - Variety

Credits

Director

Ahsen Nadeem

Producers

Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, Ahsen Nadeem, Ben Renzo, Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens

Co-Producer

Kimberley Hassett

Consulting Producers Connor Linskey, Matt H. Mayes

Production Companies

MEMORY, Argent Pictures, Normal Content

Cinematography

Matthew Nauser

Writers

Ahsen Nadeem, Matt H. Mayes, Dawn Light Blackman

Editors

Kimberley Hassett, Weston Currie

Music 

Logan Nelson

Sound

Nathan Ruyle

“fiercely entertaining” - IndieWire 

 

“thoughtful, cathartic, and insightful” - Collider

 

“a fresh new voice” - Variety

 

“a film that abounds in lovely oddities and gentle loony surprises” - The Hollywood Reporter 

 

“a warm embrace” - Hammer to Nail

 

“a must watch” - Nerdbot

 

“enthralling” - Austin Chronicle

 

“one of the finest documentaries you’ll encounter this year” - Drink in the Movies

 

“genuinely remarkable and utterly captivating” - CineOutsider

 

Festivals

SXSW 2022

Hot Docs 2022

Doc Aviv 2022

BFI London FF 2022

Antenna DFF 2022

Camden IFF 2022

Film Details

Runtime 97'
Spoken Languages English, Japanese
Production Countries USA

Biography

Writer, director and producer, Ahsen Nadeem, was born in Saudi Arabia and immigrated first to Ireland and eventually the United States. He’s collaborated on a wide range of projects including producing projects with Ari Aster (dir. HEREDITARY) and John Patton Ford (dir. EMILY THE CRIMINAL). His non-fiction work has appeared in the New York Times and his commercial work includes brands such as Mercedes, Opening Ceremony and Kenzo. CROWS ARE WHITE is his first feature film.

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