Simshar – Official DVD

Including never before seen deleted scenes, the 'Making Of', subtitle options, collector's postcards and much more!

Kukumajsa Productions Culture July 30, 2016 at 11:52 pm
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We are delighted to launch pre-orders for the DVD of the award-winning Maltese film Simshar, together with special perks, on this local platform! 

Through Zaar we are able to offer those who pre-order some personalised limited edition material; including a special cinema screening, limited edition posters, bundle deals and signing sessions where you can get your DVD custom signed!

Inspired by true events, Simshar tells the story of 11-year-old Theo who goes out to sea with his father Simon, grandfather Karmenu and a Malian worker, Moussa. Disaster strikes when an accident aboard the fishing boat leaves them stranded in open water. Meanwhile, a Turkish merchant vessel rescues a group of refugees whose boat had capsized while crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The two stories collide with tragic consequences…


The DVD comes in a lovely digipak with four collector’s postcards. Other than the film, the disc includes a 45-minute behind the scenes featurette, never before seen deleted scenes, the official trailer, and the very first conceptual trailer. Simshar is a bilingual film (Maltese and English), with options of French or English subtitles. Or none at all.

Here are some of the awards Malta’s first-ever Oscar submission has won:

– 64th edition Mannheim Heidelberg International Film Festival, Germany – Special Achievement Award

– Edmonton  International Film Festival, Canada – Best International Film

– Zanzibar International Film Festival – Silver Dhow for Best Film

– Cyprus International Film Festival – Best Film & Best Director

– Agadir Cine Festival, Morocco – Best Director

– Cinemondes, France – Jury Prize & Audience Award

– Bridges  International Film Festival, Greece – Best Film, Best Leading Actress, Best Original Soundtrack & Best Production Design

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