2019 | feature | 100 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?
Cinema release: 30.05.2019
Nominated for First Step Award 2018 – Best Feature Film
WINNER of First Step Award 2018 – Götz-George Newcomer Award Zejhun Demirov
WINNER of GWFF Best First Feature Award – Berlinale 2019
WINNER of Golden Olive Tree Prize “Cristina Soldano” for Best Feature – Festival del Cinema Europeo Lecce 2019
SPECAL MENTION for Zejhun Demirov – Crossing Europe Linz 2019
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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