Only the Devil Lives Without Hope

She stood up against a brutal regime. They took her brother, but never broke her hope.

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Only the Devil Lives Without Hope is a real-life thriller about love, betrayal, spies, assassins and the unbreakable hope for a brother, locked in a desert prison called "The Place of No Return". Dilya became a human rights activist the day her brother Iskandar was thrown in prison, accused of being a terrorist. For years she challenged the dictatorship, and the consequences were brutal. She had to escape the country but realised that the regime who took her brother was closer than she could ever imagine.

Only the Devil Lives Without Hope is screening across the Nordic countries in November and December 2020 via the Doc Lounge distribution network at in selected cinemas. Here are the screening times:
November 4: Doc Lounge, Helsinki - ticket info here.
November 9: Doc Lounge, Växjö - ticket info here
November 10: Doc Lounge, Malmö - ticket info here
November 11: Malmö Premiere in collaboration with Film i Skåne and City of Malmö - by invitation only
November 12: Cinema Panora, Malmö - ticket info here.
November 17: Doc Lounge, Lund. Director Magnus Gertten is present for a Q&A - ticket info here.
November 19: Röda Kvarn, Helsingborg. Director Magnus Gertten is present for a Q&A - ticket info here.
November 24: Doc Lounge, Kristianstad
November 26: Doc Lounge Århus - ticket info here
December 5: Doc Lounge, Helsingborg - ticket info here.
December 15: Doc Lounge, Oslo - ticket info here.
January 19, 2021: Amnesty International student group, Umeå University.

 

SELECTED FESTIVAL LIST

December 2020: Opening Film, DocsValència, Spain

December 2020: Selected for Competition, WATCH DOCS IFF Human Rights in Film, Poland. 

November 2020: WINNER Best Feature Length Documentary, Nordic Docs, Norway. 

November 2020: Main Documentary Films Competition, Listapad - Minsk International Film Festival, Belarus - POSTPONED

November 2020: Movies on War, Norway

November 2020: Trondheim Dokumentarfestival, Norway

October 2020: Bergen International Film Festival, Norway

October 2020: DOCSMX, Mexico

August 2020: Main Selection program, MakeDox, Macedonia. 

August, 2020: ASIAN PREMIERE - Festival Choice Global Competition, EIDF, Seoul, South Korea. 

April, 2020: NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - Hot Docs, Toronto, Cananda

March, 2020: WORLD PREMIERE - F:Act Award Competition, CPH:DOX, Denmark

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CREDITS

Director: Magnus Gertten
Editor: Jesper Osmund
Produced by: Ove Rishøj Jensen, Auto Images 
Director of Photography: Caroline Troedsson
Composer: Ola Kvernberg
Sound design: Audun Kvitland Røstad, Jørgen Meyer
Colour grading: Rodrigo Gomez
Technical coordinator & Editing Assistant: Joakim Polling
Head of Research: Sebastian Claesson

AUTO IMAGES in co-production with

UPNORTH FILM: Christian Aune Falch, Torstein Parelius
SVT: Charlotte Gry Madsen
FILM I SKÅNE: Lisa Nyed
EO: Margit Balogh

WITH SUPPORT FROM
SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE: Film Commissioner Klara Grunning
NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE: Film Commissioner Helle Hansen
MIDTNORSK FILMSENTER: Film Commissioner KriStine Ann Skaret
FRITT ORD
NORDISK FILM & TV FOND: Documentary Advisor Karolina Lidin
NORDVISION
CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA
MALMÖ STAD

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
NRK, Yle, DR, VRT & CurrentTimeTV

Documentary. 95 minutes. Sweden, Norway. 2020.