Cannes Film Festival organizers said today that director Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Peshmerga has been added to the Official Selection. The documentary about the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will get a Special Screening on Friday at the Salle Bazin.
The French film, which festival officials say they “have just discovered,” offers a close-up look at the fighting force that is among the Kurdish groups battling ISIS in Iraq. With a small team in tow, Lévy traveled 1,000 km along the Iraqi frontier, from south to north, filming war situations, landscapes and the faces of men and women rarely seen in the wider world.
The fest said a second screening would be added for Saturday if demand is high.