...and the winners are... – Oray screens w/ myBorder's JoyFence
$10 General Admission
** Co-presented with Goethe Pop Up Seattle & SIFF! **
Oray is an insightful and affecting exploration of issues of community, identity, and religious faith. During a fight, young husband Oray repeats the word “talaq” three times to his wife Burcu, which, according to Islamic law, constitutes a divorce. Filled with regret, he consults an imam, who advises that the couple should at least take a three-month break.
Oray and Burcu are a young married couple in love—but like any couple, they fight. During one of these fights, Oray repeats the word “talaq” three times, which, according to Islamic law, constitutes a divorce. Filled with regret, he consults an imam, who advises that the couple should at least take a three-month break.
A former burglar, Oray is trying to keep himself on the straight and narrow, and decides to leave their small German town for the duration of the time apart. In his new city, he gets a job at an open-air market, and rents a room from the cousin of the local imam, Bilal. He becomes involved with the mosque where he finds a sense of community and purpose, even befriending a petty thief who reminds him of his younger self. But Bilal’s more conservative interpretation of Islam, in combination with Oray’s own struggles, puts a future with Burcu in question.
Winner of the Best First Feature Award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, Oray is an insightful and affecting exploration of issues of community, identity, and religious faith.
Description courtesy of Justine Barda.
Screens with the short film myBorder’s JoyFence
myBorder’s JoyFence, the Best Advertising Film at the First Steps Award 2018, will precede the feature film.
In myBorder’s JoyFence, Michael Kranz creates a disturbing scenario of the future; a cheerful world of isolation. The fictional advertisement features a new product, the JoyFence. With this tool, anyone can shield themselves from the vexations of the real world while staying in a comfortable zone created by a “bubble filter system.” Fortunately, this is (still) purely fictional—but for how much longer?
About "...and the winners are..."
“…and the winners are…” showcases feature films, documentaries, and short films that represent the diversity, history, and progress of German language filmmaking. The Goethe-Institut and the German Film Academy are presenting films selected from the winners and nominees of the prestigious German Film Awards 2019 and the First Steps Awards 2018.
From October 18 to 22, 2019, the film package entitled “… and the winners are …” will screen eight films in Seattle at SIFF Film Center and NWFF.
You can find more information about the program on the Goethe Pop Up Seattle website: