The first full length film of the young Kurdish director Kurdwin Ayub premiered in Berlinale. The film ‘Sonne’ follows the story of a young Kurdish woman’s struggle to break all the taboos imposed upon her and discover her real self, Yeni Ozgur Politika reported.
Kurdwin has been making short movies and documentaries since she graduated from art school, and her films have been finding spots in film festivals since 2010. Her first full length documentary ‘Paradies! Paradies!’ has won a variety of film awards in 2017. In the documentary she dives into the world of the Kurdish asylum seekers in Austria, taking inspiration from her own family’s experiences.
In her latest movie, ‘Sonne’ both of her parents have actiong roles. In an interview with the Berlinale crew she states that she searched for the right castings for the parent roles but that her own parents fitted the roles best and in this sense her film has an autobiographical aspect.
The film is going to be shown again on Thursday 17 February and Sunday 20 February in Berlin. The film was highly anticipated by the critics and it is expected for the film to be shown in different festivals and cinemas around Europe.
Kudwin Ayub dedicates the movie to the women who are coming from a similar background as herself but the film makes important points concerning both white European youth and Kurdish diaspora in Europe.