House without Roof

2016/Color/117 mins/Germany, Iraq, Qatar

Category International Competition : Women Directors' Films
Director Soleen Yusef
Producer Mehmet Aktas, Jana Raschke
Screenplay Soleen Yusef
Cinematography Stephan Burchardt
Editor Hannes Bruun
Music Paradox Paradise
Set Jalal Saedpanah, Jurek Kuttner
Costume Silvana Ciafardini
Cast Murat Seven (Alan), Sasun Sayan (Jan), Mina O.Sagdic (Liya), Wedad Sabri (Gule), Zirek (Ferhad)
Production Company Mitosfilm
World Sales Null
Festival/Awards Doha, Montreal, Munchen

The film tells the journey of Alan, Jan and Liya, three siblings born in the Kurdish part of Iraq who grew up in Germany. The three must fulfill the last wishes of their late mother and bury her in their Kurdish home village next to their father, who fell in the battle against the regime of Saddam Hussein. On their nerve wracking Kurdistan odyssey, they are not just confronted by their large Kurdish family, who do not want their mother to be buried next to her husband, but also by each other, since they have been emotionally separated over time.