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International Perspective

Sisters Apart

Im Feuer

Germany, Greece 2020 Fiction cor 93 min.

Rojda is a young German soldier with Kurdish-Iraqi roots who has lived in Germany since childhood. She is now looking for her mother Ferhat in a Greek refugee camp. When the two finally find each other after so many years apart, they are overjoyed. But their happiness soon fades when Rojda learns that her sister Dilan is still in Iraq. Rojda succeeds in bringing her mother to Germany, but she is unable to reach her sister. When the phone rings and Dilan mentions Kurdish fighters, Rojda decides to request a redeployment to Erbil in Iraq so she can find her sister. Once there, Rojda quickly wins the trust of the female fighters. But the more intensely she searches for her sister, the more she becomes caught between the two sides.

Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.

family drama war refugees female directors Germany Greece international festivals


Daphne Charizani


Daphne Charizani


Falko Lachmund


David J. Rauschning


Florian Tessloff


Almila Bagriacik, Zübeyde Bulut, Maryam Boubani, Christoph Letkowski, Gonca de Haas


Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Kostas Lambropoulos

produzido por

Pallas Film, Match Factory Productions, View Master Films

world sales

The Match Factory