The Gravedigger’s Wife

Screenwriter and director Khadar Ahmed, born in Somalia but living in Finland, gives us a film that takes place in Djibouti, Africa. Guled and Nasra live outside the capital with their son Mahad. Guled works as a gravedigger, so he literally waits for people to die to work. However, they are facing difficult times: Nasra needs expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. How will they find the money to save Nasra? The Gravedigger’s Wife gives us a beautiful and well-played family relationship and explains how money is the catalyst between life and death. The work is also beautifully photographed by Arttu Peltomaa, with soft yellow tones in this warm and sunny landscape.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Guled & Nasra
  • Director
    Khadar Ahmed
  • Producer
    Thanassis Karathanos, Stéphane Parthenay, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Robin Boespflug-Vonier, Risto Nikkilä, Stéphane Parthenay
  • Writers
    Khadar Ahmed
  • Photo
    Arttu Peltomaa
  • Actors
    Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Adboul-Aziz Ibrahim
  • Playtime
    1 h 22 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Finland
  • Age limit
    9 years