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Sisters Apart (Im Feuer - Zwei Schwestern)

Sisters Apart © Pallas Film, The Match Factory
Sisters Apart © Pallas Film, The Match Factory

Streaming on Eventive, November 18 at 7:30pm ET - November 21 at 11:59pm ET

Geoblocked to the USA – District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Tickets: $2-$10 pay-what-you-can via Eventive [ < text is hyperlinked!]

Germany & Greece, 2020, 93 min., Director: Daphne Charizani, Screenplay: Daphne Charizani Cast: Almila Bagriacik, Zübeyde Bulut, Maryam Boubani, Christoph Letkowski Production: Pallas Film, Match Factory Productions, View Master Films

• World Premiere: Berlin International Film Festival 2020, Perspektive Deutsches Kino

• Heartland International Film Festival 2020
*Winner, Best Narrative Feature (Premiere)
*Nomination, Best Narrative Feature (Grand Prize)

• Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2021
*Nomination, Best Greek Minority Co-Production

Rojda is a young German soldier with Kurdish-Iraqi roots who has lived in Germany since childhood. She is now looking for her mother Ferhat in a Greek refugee camp. When the two finally find each other after so many years apart, they are overjoyed. But their happiness soon fades when Rojda learns that her sister Dilan is still in Iraq. Rojda succeeds in bringing her mother to Germany, but she is unable to reach her sister. When the phone rings and Dilan mentions Kurdish fighters, Rojda is filled with fear. She decides to request a redeployment to Erbil in Iraq so she can find her sister. Once there, Rojda quickly wins the trust of the female fighters. But the more intensely she searches for her sister, the more she becomes caught between the two sides.

Daphne Charizani
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Charizani grew up in Greece and Germany. She studied stage design in Paris, and politics in Hamburg. Her documentary Make Up screened in the 1999 Berlinale Forum and won the Hessian Screenplay Award. In 2003, her feature film Madrid was nominated for the screenplay award in the New German Cinema section of the Munich film festival and won the Hessian Film Award. With Ina Weisse she co-wrote the screenplays for Das Vorspiel and Der Architekt, the latter of which won the Screenplay Award at the 2009 Max Ophüls Award film festival.

This film is appropriate for audiences over 18. The film is subtitled in English. No refunds will be issued for any tickets.