Im FeuerDirected by Daphne Charizani
Cast: Almila Bagriacik, Ceylan Bulus, Christoph Letkowski, Gonca de Haas, Jyana Karami, Lucas Prisor, Maryam Boubani, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Yiannis Niarros, Zübeyde Bulut
Featuring a Q&A with Director/Screenwriter Daphne Charizani with Festival Director Sophoan Sorn.
Rojda is a young German soldier with Kurdish-Iraqi roots who has lived in Germany since childhood. She is now looking for her mother, Ferhat, in a Greek refugee camp. When the two finally find each other after so many years apart, they are overjoyed. But their happiness soon fades when Rojda learns that her sister, Dilan, is still in Iraq. Rojda succeeds in bringing her mother to Germany, but she is unable to reach her sister. When the phone rings and Dilan mentions Kurdish fighters, Rojda is filled with fear. She decides to request a redeployment to Erbil in Iraq so she can find her sister. Once there, Rojda quickly wins the trust of the female fighters. But the more intensely she searches for her sister, the more she becomes caught between the two sides.
Official Selection: Berlinale (Perspective Deutsches Kino)
World Sales: The Match Factory
#FestivalMemories with Niels Bruno Schmidt
Opening Night Presenting Partner: Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Opening Night Sponsors: DW and the Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco
Community Partner: San Francisco Greek Film Festival