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Wednesday, July 11th @ 7:00pm

"Best Of" - Almanya: Welcome to Germany

German/Turkish with English subtitles
Admission: $5.- / "Best Of" Pass: $20.-

Dir: Yasemin Samdereli, 2011, 97 min., digital proj.
"Who or what am I really: German or Turkish?” six-year-old Cenk Yilmaz asks himself when neither his Turkish nor his German schoolmates choose him for their football team.

To cheer him up a little, his 22-year-old cousin Canan tells him the story of her grandfather Hüseyin, who came to Germany in the early 1960s as a “guest worker” and later fetched his wife and children so they could be in “Almanya” with him.

Much time has elapsed since then, and Germany has long since become the family’s home. One evening, during a big family gathering, Hüseyin surprises his loved ones with the news that he has bought a house in Turkey and wants to take everyone back “home” with him.

This light-as-air and colorfully punchy comedy of manners focuses on generations of cultural misunderstandings inside a German-Turkish household.

Almanya was the opening film of GERMAN CURRENTS 2011 and a huge hit with audiences.

Official selection of the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival



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