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Oray

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Oray wants to be a good Muslim and do the right things for his community. But the reality is not always black and white and he is forced to face it. During the separation from his wife, he is torn between love and his beliefs.

Synopsis

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.

'The winner of the Berlinale's Best First Feature Award is a powerful film about Muslim communities in Europe, with the fantastic Zejhun Demirov in the title role'
Cineuropa

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Director: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Genre: Drama
Original title: ORAY
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2019
Length: 100 min
Color: color
Shooting format: 2K
Screening format: DCP
Original language: German, Turkish, Romany

Subtitles: English
Cast: Zejhun Demirov, Cem Göktaş, Deniz Orta, Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu
Scriptwriter: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Director of photography: Christian Kochmann
Sound design: Armin Badde
Sound mixing: Henning Hein
Producers: Bastian Klügel & Claus Reichel
Co-producers: Christian Cloos, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Production company: filmfaust Filmproduktion
Co-production company: ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel & Academy of Media Arts Cologne

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Festivals / Awards

First Steps Award – Götz George Young Talent Award
Berlinale, Germany – Best First Feature Award
Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey
Filmfestival Türkei Deutschland, Germany
Lichter Filmfest, Germany
Festival del Cinema Europeo, Italy – Golden Olive Tree “Cristina Soldano Award for Best Film”
Ankara FF, Turkey
Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz, Austria – Special Mention – Main Actor Zejhun Demirov
Construir Cine Film Festival, Argentina – Special Mention
Neiße FF, Germany
Seattle IFF, USA
Provincetown IFF, USA

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