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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Kazım Öz

  • Starring

    Nik Xhelilaj, Güler Ökten, Levent Özdilek, Füsun Demirel, Tomris İncer

  • Certificate

    12A

  • Run Time

    110 mins

  • Release Year

    2017

  • Country of Origin

    Turkey

  • Language

    Kurdish, English, Turkish, French

  • Director of Photography: Eyüp Boz, Feza Çaldıran, Orçun Özkılınç

  • Editor: Kazım Öz, Thomas Balkenhol

  • Produced by: Kazım Öz, Meral Balık, Turan Tokel

  • Music: Mustafa Biber

  • Screenplay by: Kazım Öz

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Part of the European Perspectives Strand

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Jan, a young man raised in New York City, is moved by the song his ailing grandmother sings to him on her deathbed. She remembers a dream she had, of a terrible massacre she witnessed as a child. After her death, Jan travels to where she grew up in the Kurdish heartland in search of the truth behind the song she sang. His journey takes him deep into his own unknown heritage, revealing sad, fiercely-hidden truths and the meaning of what she left behind. An enigmatic, lyrical and moving meditation on the scars of a troubled region, with beautiful cinematography and mystical undertones.



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