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Synopsis

In a Kurdish mountain village in Eastern Turkey, an old woman named Berfé and her granddaughter Jiyan are in distress: Temo, Berfé’s son and Jiyan’s father and the only man in the house, was imprisoned under the accusation of being an insurgent. The local chief constable believes that the villagers are hiding weapons and plans to keep all men imprisoned until all families hand over their weapons. The problem is: there are no weapons, at least none that Berfé and Jiyan know of. Desperate as they are, they try to get hold of a rifle somewhere, which they can then exchange for their beloved Temo. Berfé first turns to a former suitor, then a smuggler and finally takes a long march to her relatives in the city. On her journey, the old woman shows courage and persistence while her granddaughter learns how to survive as a grown-up. Hüseyin Karabey’s serene, classic narration of a cordial sense of solidarity in a harsh life under constant repression is as serious as it is intertwined with silent humour. He connects realistic, almost documentary elements with others reminiscent of poetry and fables on several narrative levels, to form an aesthetic ornament. Variety wrote: “A beautifully crafted drama”.

Guests

Hüseyin Karabey

Hüseyin Karabey

Director Come to my voice

Come To My Voice

Original Title

Were Dengê Min

Director

Huseyin Karabey

Script

Hüseyin Karabey, Abidin Parıltı

Actors

Feride Gezer, Melek Ülger, Tuncay Akdemir, Muhsin Tokçu, Ali Tekbaş

Genre

Drama

Category

Feature Film Competition

Country and Year

Turkey | France | Germany 2014

Language

Kurdish, Turkish, English with Engl. subtitles (9.10) and German subtitles (10.10)

Running time

90 min

Dates

Thursday 09.10.

21:15 Urania Kino

Friday 10.10.

17:00 Actors Studio 2