Kurdwin Ayub
Three teenage girls from Vienna twerk in hijab and sing a pop song. A YouTube video of it makes them famous overnight, especially among Kurdish Muslims. Yesmin, the only one of the friends who is Kurdish herself, begins to distance herself more and more from her culture. Nati and Bella, on the other hand, seem fascinated by a world that is strange to them. When the girls meet two young Kurdish patriots, the situation threatens to escalate. A film about young people caught between social media and self-discovery, a story of rebellious young women.
Technical Data
Running time: 88
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:2.35
Language spoken: Kurdish, German
Production year: 2022
Director(s): Kurdwin Ayub
Writer(s): Kurdwin Ayub
Cinematography: Enzo Brandner
Editing: Roland Stöttinger
Key cast: Melina Benli, Law Wallner, Maya Wopienka
Producers: Veronika Franz, Ulrich Seidl
February 12, 2022
Berlin (Encounters)
Awards (selection): GWFF Best First Feature Award (Berlin), Thomas Pluch Special Award,
Flying Ox for Best Feature Film + Young Talent Award for Melina Benli (Schwerin)
Production company
Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion GmbH
Wasserburgergasse 5/7
1090 Vienna
tel:+43 1 310 28 24
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