New Realities / UK premiere

The Turtle’s Rage (Schildkrötenwut)

  • Pary El-Qalqili /
  • Germany /
  • 2012 /
  • 70 mins

Musa El-Qalqili, Sibylle El-Qalqili, Pary El-Qalqili, Maliha Abu Jaber, Um Massad El-Qalqili

‘We will not return. We cannot. Where would we return to?’

Documentary
When director Pary El-Qalqili was twelve years old, her father left his family in Berlin and returned to Palestine. Years later, he turned up on the doorstep, and now lives in the basement of the family home, lonely, withdrawn and filled with rage. In this tender and sorrowful film, the two travel to meet family members spread all over the Middle East, and the filmmaker strives to understand her father.

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