Oray

Written & directed by

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay

Year

2019

Starring

Zejhun Demirov
Deniz Orta
Cem Göktaş
Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu
Kais Setti
Fırat Barış Ar u.a.

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?

2019 | feature |  2k | 1:85:1 | 5.1 | 100 min

in coproduction with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel & Academy of Media Arts Cologne, funded by FILM- UND MEDIENSTIFTUNG NRW and supported by GERMAN FILMS