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- Austrian director Umut Dag talks about his first feature, Kuma, the story of a young woman who is married off as a second wife.

In competition at the 13th Lecce Festival of European Cinema, Umut Dag's Kuma [+see also:
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is the story of Ayse, a beautiful Turkish girl who is married off as a second wife to a man much older than her living in Vienna, and finds herself in limbo between two cultures, with dramatic consequences. The film, which is the first feature by the Austrian director of Kurdish origin, opened the Berlinale 2012 Panorama section.


original title: Kuma
country: Austria
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2012
directed by: Umut Dag
screenplay: Petra Ladinigg, Umut Dag
cast: Nihal Koldas, Begüm Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu, Alev Irmak

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2012 Panorama
World Cinema Amsterdam 2012 
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2012 
Ghent Film Festival 2012 
Chicago International Film Festival 2012 
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2012 
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles 2012 
Belgrade Film Festival 2013 

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