‘Auslandstournee | Tour Abroad - Ayşe Polat’
Followed by a Q&A with the curators of “Fiktionsbescheinigung"
In Amsterdam, Zeki, a gay singer from Turkey, receives the news of the death of his colleague Mahmut in Hamburg. Zeki goes to the funeral and suddenly is stuck with Senay, the dead man's daughter. He wants to take the eleven-year-old girl to Cicek, an alleged aunt - who is in fact Senay's mother. The journey leads from Hamburg via Paris and the south of Germany to Istanbul. When Zeki finds the wanted woman, she wants nothing to do with her daughter. With AUSLANDSTOURNEE, Ayse Polat creates an intimate and critical picture of Turkish life in Central Europe that had not been seen before.
The Turkish-Kurdish screenwriter and director Ayşe Polat (born 1970 in Malatya, Turkey) came to Hamburg in 1978. Polat studied German, philosophy and cultural studies and made her first successful short films. At the Ankara Film Festival, AUSLANDSTOURNEE was awarded "Best Directorial Debut". She is also known for En garde (2004) and Luks Glück (2010), among others.
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Subtitles: English
(Germany, 1999, DVD, German, Turkish, subtitled: English, 91’)