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by Ayten Mutlu Saray


A film about the state of people who are forced to live their exile as an outer event, but also as an inner destiny. That condition involves several time levels: a lost past, a disturbed present and a future rimmed with hope. In the village of Zara wandering souls are searching for things lost: letters, childhood, parents… Zara lies at the heart of an eternal search for a place of consolation and respite – a search, during which memories and dreams gradually merge into an imagined present.

original title: Zara
country: Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Ayten Mutlu Saray
film run: 85'
screenplay: Ayten Mutlu Saray
cast: Serpil Ökal, Barbara Sotelsek, Alisan Önlü, Newroz Baz, Sultan Cakmak, Roza Erdem, Bedriye Aydemir, Jiyan Aktas
cinematography by: Felix von Muralt, Mauro Boscarato, Stefan Stefanini
film editing: Daniel Gibel, Frédéric Fichefet, Ilse Buchelt
art director: Esther Viersen, Billy Leliveld
costumes designer: Ellen Lens
music: Marcel Vaid
producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Jos van der Pal
production: Ayten Mutlu Saray, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production, Palav motion pictures, Pantheon Film (TR)
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