Oray

2018 | feature | 96 min | 2k | in coproduction with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel & Academy of Media Arts Cologne, funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

Oray pronounces in a quarrel with his wife Burcu three times ‘talaq’, the islamic formula for repudiation. The imam of his hometown community informs him about the consequences: Oray has to split up with her for three months. He takes advantage of the forced break and moves to Cologne to establish a new life for Burcu and himself. But the Imam of his new community, Bilal, holds a more austere opinion towards the islamic law, which implies that he has to divorce his wife. Now Oray has to make a decision: Should he stay with his wife or with the new community?

Nominated for First Step Award 2018 – Best Feature Film
Nominated for First Step Award 2018 – Best Actor Zejhun Demirov – WINNER

with Zejhun Demirov, Deniz Orta, Cem Göktaş, Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu, Kais Setti, Fırat Barış Ar u.a.
written & directed by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
DOP Christian Kochmann
Sound Armin Badde
Editor Denys Darahan
Production Design Jeannette Bastisch
Costumes Marisa Lattmann
Make-up Henrike Huppertsberg
Casting Kerstin Neuwirth
Comissioning Editor Christian Cloos
Producer Bastian Klügel & Claus Reichel

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