SISTERS APART

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SISTERS APART

Drama – HD – color – 93 min. – DCI Flat (1.85:1) – Ton 5.1
Germany / Greece, 2020

Production:
A German-Greek Co-Production between: PALLAS FILM, MATCH FACTORY PRODUCTIONS and VIEW MASTER FILMS

in Co-Production with:
ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
ERT

in association with: ARTE

supported by:
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, Greek Film Center, EKOME SA und The Post Republic

script: Daphne Charizani

director: Daphne Charizani

producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Kostas Lambropoulos

world sales: The Match Factory

Rojda, born a Kurd, is a soldier in the German army. When her mother flees Iraq and her sister goes missing there, she asks to be transferred to her old home country to look for her sister. In Iraq, she and her comrades train Kurdish Peschmerga fighters. Suddenly she finds herself in the midst of an armed conflict and has a decision to make.

Role Cast
Rojda Xani Almila BAGRIACIK
Berivan Zübeyde BULUT
Ferhat Xani Maryam BOUBANI
Alex Breidmeier Christoph LETKOWSKI
Dilan Xani Gonca DE HAAS
Mark Fuhrmann Niels Bruno SCHMIDT
Soldat Tom Lucas PRISOR
Dimitri Yiannis NIAROS

author/director: Daphne Charizani

DOP: Falko Lachmund

editor: David J. Rauschning

casting: Ulrike Müller

line producer: Vassilis Tzanidis, Marc Wächter

production design: Thomas Freudenthal, Yula Zoiopoulou

costum: Jutta Krämer

make-up: Manuela Barnbeck

sound-design: Manuel Laval

mixing: Adrian Baumeister

score: Florian Tessloff

World premiere: February 23, 2020 Berlinale / IFF Berlin; Section: Perspective German Cinema

Awards

Best Premiere Award, Narrative Film, Heartland International Filmfestival, Indiana, USA

Festivals 2020

Filmkunst Festival MV/Schwerin, Germany
German Film Festival in Madrid, Spain
Shanghai IFF, China
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, South Korea
German Film Festival Buenos Aires, Argentina
Husumer Filmtage, Germany
War on Screen – Festival International de Cinéma, France
Festival du Cinéma Allemand Paris, France
Kurdish Film Festival in Berlin, Germany
Heartland IFF, US
Human Rights Film Festival Lugano, Switzerland
Women’s Film Festival “Demakijaż”, Poland
Sao Paulo IFF, Brazil
Indie Cork FF, Ireland
German Currents FF, US
Augenblicke FF, France