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HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF

by Soleen Yusef

synopsis

Siblings Alan, Jan, and Liya were born in Iraqi Kurdistan but grew up in Germany. The three want to fulfil their mother's last wish and burry her in their home village next to their father who died in war. During this fraught Kurdish odyssey they are not only confronted by their big Kurdish family which doesn't accept their mother's wish but also by themselves. During the last years the distance between the family members has increased, each lives his own life and when they talk to each other it soon becomes dominated by mutual accusations. At the same time, a terrible conflict is rising in their home country and first noone recognizes the dimensions of this conflict.

international title: House Without Roof
original title: Haus Ohne Dach
country: Germany, Qatar, Iraq
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Soleen Yusef
film run: 117'
release date: DE 31/08/2017
screenplay: Soleen Yusef
cast: Mina Sadic, Sasun Sayan, Murat Seven, Wedad Sabri, Zirek, Uwe Preuss
cinematography by: Stephan Burchardt
film editing: Hannes Bruun
costumes designer: Silvana Ciafardini
music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre, Lars Voguel, Paradox Paradise
producer: Mehmet Aktas, Jana Raschke
co-producer: Igor Dovgal
production: Essence Film, Mîtosfilm, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, ARTE Deutschland
backing: Kurdish Cultural Ministry/Duhok Cinema Department, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

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