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Your Beauty is Worth Nothing © Dor Film  Hüseyin Tabak
Your Beauty is Worth Nothing
Deine Schönheit ist nichts wert

DRAMA // 86 Min. // 2012 // 15+*
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Hüseyin Tabak
CAST: Susi Stach, Branko Samarovski, Mustafa Tekeli, Magdalena Kronschläger
Twelve year old Veysel – half Kurd, half Turk – arrives in a foreign country. At school he doesn’t speak the language; at home there is tension in the family because his older brother Mazlum rebels against their father. His only happy moments are when he thinks about Ana - the girl in his class with whom he is head over heels in love. Just when the clash between real life and his dream world seems to be getting the best of him, he meets his neighbour, a 33-year-old macho with a shattered love life who becomes his first friend in this new country. He helps Veysel translate his favorite Turkish poem called “Your Beauty is Worth Nothing”. When the whole family is suddenly in danger of being deported, Veysel’s existential struggle in this new and foreign home begins in earnest.
www.deine-schoenheit-ist-nichts-wert.at FESTIVALS: Ankara International Film Festival 2013, Dubai International Film Festival 2012, Nuremberg Film Festival "Turkey-Germany" 2013
AWARDS: Silver Star for Best Director (2012 Cinedays Skopje), Best Film/ Screenplay/ Editing/ three Actor Awards (2012 Turkish Film Award), Best Film/ Director/ Screenplay/Music (2014 Austrian Film Award)

*Audience members under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Hüseyin Tabak is a German Kurd. He was born in Bad Salzuflen, Germany in 1981 to Turkish migrants. He studied directing and screenwriting with Michael Haneke and Peter Patzak at the Vienna Film Academy. His first short film Cheeese was extremely successful on the international festival circuit.