The Gravedigger’s Wife

Title The Gravedigger's Wife

Finnish Title Guled & Nasra

Written and Directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Length 83min

Genre Drama

Production Year 2021

Production countries Finland, France, Germany

Starring Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim

Director of Photography Arttu Peltomaa

Production Design Antti Nikkinen

Costume Design Anu Gould

Make-up Design Nadine Otsobogo Boucher

Editing Sebastian Thümler, BFS

Sound Design Karri Niinivaara

Composer Andre Matthias

Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Risto Nikkilä, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Stéphane Parthenay, Robin Boespflug-Vonier

Production Company Bufo

Co-Production Companies Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, Pyramide Productions

Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living on the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son Mahad. However they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive operation to treat chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how will they find the money to save Nasra and can they keep the family together?

World premiere at Cannes Critics’ Week on July 7th 2021.