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Oray

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  • Tickets: €8/€7
  • Date: Fri, 8th Nov 2019
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:40
  • Duration: 100 mins
  • Venue: Triskel Christchurch
  • Director: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
  • Producer(s): Bastian Klugel, Claus Reichel
  • Screenwriter(s): Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
  • Main Cast: Zejhun Demirov, Cem Goktas
  • Country: Germany
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Oray (Zejhun Demirov) is a German Muslim living in Hagen, attempting to leave the misadventures of his youth behind. He finds solace in his marriage to Burcu (Deniz Orta) and more in his faith. A row with Burcu leads to Oray impulsively repeat the word talaq three times, which by Islamic law invokes a divorce. Advised by an imam to take time away, Oray moves to Cologne, where ingratiating himself with the local community leads to further angst. Featuring a cast of promising young talent and non-professional actors, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay’s assured debut feature addresses complex issues of faith, love and identity with a refreshing lightness of touch. MH
Kindly supported by Goethe-Institut Irland

Winner, Best First Feature Award, Berlin Film Festival, 2019

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Triskel Christchurch
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street
Cork City, Cork T12 WYY0 Ireland
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