Film Cinemaverse: Of Fathers and Sons

Cinemaverse: Of Fathers and Sons slide ©BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion

Wed, 11.08.2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Goethe-Institut Namibia

2018 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

Arabic with English subtitles
Germany, Syria & Lebanon
Director Talal Derki

This screening is open to the public and has a reserved number of seats in compliance with social distancing regulations. Includes popcorn and a glass of Glühwein. Register here and book your seat.

Includes a question and answer session with Florian Schott.
Viewer discretion is advised.

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses on Osama and his younger brother Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate.
Talal Derki’s previous feature documentary Return to Homs has won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival.  

​Read the Rotten Tomatoes review.

Of Fathers and Sons Accolades: 
  1. Won: 2018 Sundance Film Festival – World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Institute Open Borders Fellowship Presented by Netflix 
  2. Won: 4th ZagrebDox (2018) – "Grand Seal" 
  3. Won: 1st AJB DOC Festival (2018) – first prize 
  4. Nomination: 31st European Film Awards – Best Documentary
  5. Nomination: 34th Independent Spirit Awards – Best Documentary Feature 
  6. Nomination: 91st Academy Awards – Best Documentary Feature 
  7. Nomination: 69th German Film Award 2019 – Winner of the Award for Best Documentary Film (Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert, Hans Robert Eisenhauer) and the Award for Best Editing (Anne Fabini).

Cinemaverse, a project by the Goethe-Institut Namibia, will throughout the course of 2021 screen art-house films from in and out of Africa.