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Germany, Greece (2020) 93 min. German/English/Kurdish w English Subtitles
Director: Daphne Charizani, Screenplay: Daphne Charizani,
Cinematography: Falko Lachmund, Cast: Almila Bagriacik, Zübeyde Bulut, Maryam Boubani, Christoph Letkowski, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Yiannis Niarros, Lucas Prisor, Producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Kostas Lambropoulos, Production Companies: Pallas Film, Match Factory Productions, View Master Films.
Rojda (Almila Bagriacik), a young woman young with Kurdish-Iraqi roots has lived in Germany since childhood. Now serving in the German army, she attempts to reunite her family despite the separation caused by borders and military conflicts. After successfully negotiating her mother’s release from a camp for displaced Kurds and bringing her to Germany, Rojda sets out to find her missing sister, who is somewhere in Iraq fighting in a Kurdish battalion of women soldiers. In her thinly veiled rescue mission, Rojda volunteers as an interpreter to support the women’s battalion, which leads her to dangerous and surprising encounters. Writer-director Daphne Charizani’s thoughtful drama premiered at the Perspektive Deutsches Kino special selection at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival.
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was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and attended school in Greece and Germany. She studied Stage Design in Paris, and later Politics in Munich and Hamburg. Her documentary "Make up" screened at the Berlinale in 1999 in the Forum/Deutsche Reihe and won the Hessian Screenplay Award. Her feature "Madrid" was nominated for the Screenplay Award at the 2003 Munich International Film festival as part of the "New German Cinema" series. In 2004, "Madrid" received the Hessian Film Award for Best Feature. Wrote the scripts for "The Audition" and "The Architect" together with Ina Weisse, for which they received the 2009 Saarbrücken Film Festival Script Award.
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