Austria – 2022 – Color – 87’
Direction: Kurdwin Ayub | Script: Kurdwin Ayub | Cinematography: Enzo Brandner | Editing: Roland Stöttingaer | Sound: David Almeida-Ribeiro | Cast: Melina Benli, Law Wallner, Maya Wopienka | Production: Ulrich Seidl
Three teenage girls from Vienna twerk in hijab and sing a pop song. A YouTube video of it makes them famous overnight, especially among Kurdish Muslims. Yesmin, the only one of the friends who is Kurdish herself, begins to distance herself more and more from her culture. Nati and Bella, on the other hand, seem fascinated by a world that is strange to them. When the girls meet two young Kurdish patriots, the situation threatens to escalate. A unique film about young people caught between social media and self-discovery, a story of rebellious young women.
*The film won the GWFF Award for Best First Film at this year's Berlin Film Festival. It had its Greek premiere at the 63rd Thessaloniki Film Festival, while it participated and was nominated for awards at other international festivals, such as the Seville, San Francisco and São Paulo Film Festivals.ο Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου της Θεσσαλονίκης, ενώ συμμετείχε και ήταν υποψήφια για βραβεία και σε άλλα διεθνή φεστιβάλ, όπως το Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου της Σεβίλλης, του Σαν Φρανσίσκο και του Σάο Πάολο.