This historical drama is written, produced and directed by Fatih Akin, an award winning German film maker of Turkish origin. Set in 1915, the story focuses on a man’s (Tahar Rahim) desperate search for his daughters after surviving the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
A grand scale production which spans 6 years, this film will take audiences on an emotional journey, as he travels the deserts of Havana to Lebanon and ultimately traverses the seas to America.
Shocking scenes of violence and massacres are essential to the story and effectively highlight the horrors of war, but may horrify sensitive viewers.
This remarkable story of courage, determination and the resilience of the human spirit is engaging and resonates the importance of family. (MMo)
May 21 & 25, Chauvel Cinema, $19.50. Information & Tickets: goethe.de/ozfilmfest