Kuma

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Kaip sako mama:

mano šeima, mano bėdos.

 

Fatma lives with her husband and six children in Vienna, trying to preserve the traditional values and the social prestige of her family. When Ayse, a 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to Fatma’s son, a special friendship evolves between the two women. But soon this relationship is put to the test as the family has to face a difficult stroke of fate.

 

Festivals: 

Berlin Film Festival – opening film in Panorama programme; selected for Linz International Film Festival Crossing Europe.

Umut Dağ

Umut Dağ grew up as the oldest child of a Kurdish immigrant family in Vienna. After finishing the Vienna Business School, he studied international development, theology and pedagogy. He worked in the Austrian film industry for several feature films and for about 50 advertising films. Since 2006 he studies directing at the Vienna Film Academy under Peter Patzak and Michael Haneke. 2011 his film Papa won the First Steps Award for the best medium-length film. Kuma is his feature debut.