Berlinale Selection 2020
House Without Roof
Within the framework of the "Weeks of the German language"
Drama // 117 minutes // 2016 // Director: Soleen Yusef
Three siblings, born in Kurdistan but raised in Stuttgart, return to their country of origin to fulfil the wish of their deceased mother. She wanted to be buried in her home village next to her husband, who was killed during the war against Saddam's regime. However, their relatives in Kurdistan are against this. The estranged brothers and sisters therefore steal the coffin and, pursued by the angry relatives, set off on a difficult journey through a land where the Peshmerga is fighting IS terrorists.
2016 House Without Roof (German: Haus ohne Dach) was awarded with the German Young Talent Award First Steps, the German Cinema New Talent Award and the Special Grand Prix of the jury at the Montréal World Film Festival.
Actors/Actresses: Murat Seven, Sasun Sayan, Mina Özlem Sagdic