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COME TO MY VOICE

by Hüseyin Karabey

synopsis

In a remote Kurdish village in the mountains little Jiyan is worried about her father who has been arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will only be released when his family surrenders his gun. The problem is: he has never possessed one. And so Jiyan’s grandmother Berfé has no choice but to set off in search of a weapon. A long march on foot leads Berfé and Jiyan through breathtakingly beautiful mountains to their relatives and beyond, into the unknown. On their journey Berfé displays courage and tenacity and Jiyan learns what it takes to survive in the adult world.

international title: Come to My Voice
original title: Were Dengê Min
country: Turkey, Germany, France
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Hüseyin Karabey
film run: 105
screenplay: Hüseyin Karabey, Abidin Parıltı
cast: Feride Gezer, Melek Ülger, Tuncay Akdemir, Muhsin Tokçu, Ali Tekbaş
cinematography by: Annea Misselwitz
film editing: Baptiste Gacoin
music: Ali Tekbaş, Serhat Bostancı, A. İmran Erin
producer: Hüseyin Karabey, Emre Yeksan
co-producer: Alexander Ris, Elie Meirovitz, Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Andreas Eicher, Anne-Christina Herbst
production: Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH, EZ Films, ASI Film/Istanbul

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2014 
Istanbul Film Festival 2014 
Sofia International Film Festival 2015
Domaine Boyar Award
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