SUN / SONNE
DIRECTOR : Kurdwin Ayub
YEAR/DURATION: 2022 • 87’
- SCREENPLAY: Kurdwin Ayub
- CINEMATOGRAPHY: Enzo Brandner
- EDITOR: Roland Stöttinger
- ACTORS: Melina Benli, Law Wallner, Maya Wopienka
- PRODUCERS: Ulrich Seidl, Georg Aschauer
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH
- SALES AGENT: Cercamon
- FESTIVALS AND AWARDS: Berlin International Film Festival 2022, Best First Feature Award
Three teenage girls from Vienna – Yesmin, Bella, and Nati – have fun making a YouTube video that unexpectedly 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 it. When the girls meet two young Kurdish patriots, the situation threatens to escalate. The three rebellious girls get caught in the turbulent network of social media, family relationships, and self-discovery.
About the director
Kurdwin Ayub (Iraq, 1990) is a writer, director, and video and performance artist. She studied performing arts, and painting and animation at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2008-2013). Her work includes awarded short films, as well as the documentary Paradise! Paradise! (2016).
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