TFL Films & Series

The Village Next to Paradise

The film follows a Somali family and their daily struggles during a scorching hot summer.

ScriptLab 2022
Main info

Title: The Village Next to Paradise
Year: 2024
Directed by: Mo Harawe
Premiere & awards: Cannes International Film Festival 2023, Un Certain Regard
Produced by: FREIBEUTERFILM (Austria)
In co-production with: KAZAK PRODUCTIONS (France), NIKO FILM (Germany), MAANMAAL ACC (Somalia)
Countries: Austria, France, Germany, Somalia


In a windy Somali village, a newly assembled family must navigate between their different aspirations and the complex world surrounding them. Love, trust and resilience will power them through their life paths.

TFL Project:

Title: The Village Next to Paradise

Discover more details here:
TFL Catalogue 2022

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