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Dil Leyla

GER 2016, 71 min, Asli Özarslan

At 26, a young Kurdish-German woman is elected the youngest mayor in Turkey. In a record 81% landslide she is elected mayor of Cizre, a Kurdish capital city that lies in the war-torn region at Turkey’s border with Syria and Iraq.

It is here that Leyla was born, but after her father was killed by the Turkish military, she was sent at the age of 5 to live in Germany. After more than 20 years, she returns home. Her goal is to heal and beautify the civil-war-torn city, which is enjoying a break in the violence. But on the eve of Turkey’s parliamentary elections, everything changes, and old memories become more real than ever.

festivals

IDFA – International Documentary FF Amsterdam 2016 NL | Max Ophüls FF Saarbrücken 2017 DE | Thessaloniki Documentary FF 2017 GR | One World FF Prague 2017 CZ | Movies that Matter FF Den Haag 2017 NL | Achtung Berlin - new Berlin film award 2017 DE | Crossing Europe FF 2017 AT | Sehsüchte Int. FF 2017 DE | DOK.fest Munich 2017 DE | FIDADOC 2017, MA  | dokKa Film Festival 2017, DE | Krakow Film Festival 2017, PL | Toleranzgespräche 2017, AT | Int. Doc. & Short FF Kerala 2017, IN | Ischia FF 2017, IT | DUHOK Int. Film Festival 2017, IQ, | Nuremberg Int. Human Rights FF 2017, DE | Arabisches FF Thübingen 2017, DE | Document Int. Human Rights FF 2017, UK | Escales Documentaire 2017, FR | Elle Tournent FF 2018, BE | Jetzt oder Nie - Filmtage Friedrichshafen 2018, DE | Copenhagen Kurdish FF 2018, DK | One World Romania Int. Human Rights Documentary FF 2018, RO | Lisbon Kurdish FF 2018, PT | London Kurdish FF 2018, UK | Festival international du film de Nancy 2018, FR | Films Femmes Méditerranée 2018, FR | Globale Film Festival Berlin 2018, DE

awards

Human Rights Award (Fidadoc FF 2017), Nominated for the First Step Award 2017, Open Eyes Youth Jury Award (Nuremberg Int. Human Rights FF 2017), Special Jury Mention (Festival International du Film de Nancy 2018), Prix du Documentaire (Films Femmes Méditerranée 2018)
 

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NEWS

THIS LAND IS MY LAND

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin:

1.9., 20:00 Uhr Kino am Dach, Wien
3.9., 18:30 Uhr KIZ Royalkino, Graz
4.9., 19:00 Uhr Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien
7.9., 18:30 Uhr Leokino, Innsbruck
8.9., 18.30 Uhr Moviemento, Linz
8.9., 20:00 Uhr Programmkino Wels
9.9., 18:00 Uhr Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
10.9., 18:30 Uhr Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien
11.9., 20:00 Uhr Haydn Kino, Wien
13.9., 11:00 Uhr Filmhaus, Wien
16.9., 19:00 Uhr Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
17.9., 18:30 Uhr Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien

ab 4. September
in den österr. Kinos:

Metro Kinokulturhaus, Wien
Haydn Kino, Wien
Apollo Kino, Wien
Village Cinema, Wien
Cineplexx Millenium City, Wien
KIZ RoyalKino, Graz
Cineplexx Linz
Stadtkino Grein
Kino Gmünd
Kino Zwettl
Volkskino Klagenfurt
Filmstudio Villach
Lichtspiele Mittersill
Kino Eibiswald
Kino Oberpullendorf

ab 11. September
Leokino, Innsbruck
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems
City Kino Steyr
Star Movie Regau
Star Movie Wels
Star Movie Ried
Star Movie Steyr

ab 18. September
Top Kino, Wien
Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
Annenhof Kino, Graz

weitere Kinos folgen.

DIE DOHNAL Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin

in den österr. Kinos:

Top Kino, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
KIZ Royalkino, Graz

ab 19.8. die künstlerei, Tamsweg
22.8. Oval, Salzburg
1.9. Kino Oberpullendorf
3.9. Filmcasino, Wien
17.9. Cineplexx Amstetten
19.9. INSEL, Scharnstein
27.9. MuKu, St. Johann
ab 7.10. Cinema Dornbirn
ab 25.10. EU XXL - Die Reihe
ab 28.10. Filmforum Bregenz
ab 30.10. Stadtkino Center Ternitz
2.11. Horizontale, Straden
9.12. Remise, Bludenz

AWARDS

 

DIAGONALE 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Spielfilm,
Beste künstlerische Montage,
Bestes Sounddesign,
Diagonale Schauspielpreis (Dominik Warta),
Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis

DIE DOHNAL
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Dokumentarfilm,
Preis für außergewöhnliche Produktionsleistung

ROMY 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Bester Kinofilm

BACKSTAGE WIENER STAATSOPER
Judith Benedikt & Eva Testor
Beste Bildgestaltung Kinofilm

DOK.FEST MUNICH 2020

WEIYENA - EIN HEIMATFILM
VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Award

ETHNOCINECA 2020

WEIYENA - EIN HEIMATFILM
Austrian Documentary Award

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FESTIVALS

WEIYENA - THE LONG MARCH HOME

will be screened at

Festival DER NEUE HEIMATFILM, AT 2020
5.15 pm, 28th August
12.30 pm, 29th August

THE FEVER

will be screened at

Fünf Seen FF, DE 2020
4.30 pm, 4th September
7.30 pm, 4th September
6.00 pm, 5th September

Taiwan Int. Human Rights FF, TW 2020
7.30 pm, 4th September
7.00 pm, 24th September

DIE DOHNAL

will be screened at

Int. Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund/Köln, DE 2020
6.00 pm, 13th September

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