SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019


2019, 100 mins
Production: Filmfaust Filmproduktion
Language: German, Turkish, Romany
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Director: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
DoP: Christian Kochmann
Composer: diverse
Продюсер : Bastian Klügel, Claus Reichel
Editor: Denys Darahan
Cast: Zejhun Demirov, Cem Göktaş, Deniz Orta, Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu


Oray strives to be a better person but struggles with his shady past. His dream of being a good Muslim and the perfect husband is suddenly shattered while arguing with his wife. Oray goes to Cologne, where he tries to rebuild his life in a new Muslim community. But he is constantly torn between his faith, everyday reality and identity.

Director’s biography

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay was born in Bad Hersfeld in 1987, and grew up in Hagen. He studied film and literature at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and was a scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation. He lives and works in Cologne.

Director’s filmography

2019 Oray
2015 The Butcher (short)
2014 31 Scenes of a Youth
2013 Before the Gates of Ijtihad (short)
2012 Ömer, The Lord (short)
2008 How I Learned to Hate Skiing (short)