To what extent are we just waiting for death to arrive? This is the underlying question in “Laboratory No. 2”, a documentary film by Iraqi filmmaker Edris Abdi and Iranian director Awara Omar, produced in Kurdistan. Narrating the life (or death?) of an employee working in the autopsy department of a university, the film sets out to observe the day-to-day life of this elderly worker who deals with corpses on a daily basis. As he works, he waits for death. (K. M.)
Edris Abdi, Awara Omar
Edris Abdi was born in 1984 in the city of Marivan in the Iranian Kurdistan. Graduated in filmmaking/film editing from Tehran University of Applied Sciences and Technology. He has sound recorded and sound designed more than 40 short and feature films. As a writer and director, he has produced the films "The Sperm", "Thirst Flight" and "Laboratory No. 2". Aware Omar was born and raised in 1983 in Silêmanî, Kurdistan. He started his work on media in 2004. He has worked as gaffer for more than 8 national and international TV channels and also for more than 10 films. He has also graduated as a filmmaking Major at Slêmanî art-university. "Laboratory No. 2" is his last film, co-directed with Edris Abdi.
The 5th Slemani International film festival -2021 Kurdistan
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The 62Krakow film festival 2022( Oscar ®, BAFTA and EFA Qualifying) 2022 Poland
The 11th FILUMS – International Film Festival – Pakistan 2022