23rd Festival Films

Sandstern

© Tarantula
© Tarantula


Wed. March 13, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut, San Francisco
North American Premiere
92 min. Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium (2018) BD.
German, Turkish, and Italian w/ English subtitles

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Director: Yilmaz Arslan
Starring: Roland Kagan Sommer, Taies Farzan, Hilmi Sözer, Katharina Thalbach, Larisa Faber, Germain Wagner, Nora Koenig, Stefan Weinert
World Sales: Tarantula

Official Trailer in German. There is no English-subtitled trailer available. The actual film will be presented at Berlin & Beyond with English subtitles.

Twelve-year-old Oktay is finally reunited with his parents after being under the guardianship of his grandmother in Turkey. A story set in 1980s Germany, a country where the social and cultural relief could not be further from his homeland. Although Oktay is facing life with a physical handicap, he will discover an unexpected world of love and friendship and share it with us till today.