Selection : Feature films 2019

Jiyan

Süheyla Schwenk

2018
Germany
1h11
Fiction
Col.

Hayat has come to Berlin with her husband Harun to provide a better life for their unborn child. All they have is a small suitcase and Hayat's nightmares of her life in Syria.

 

Süheyla Schwenk was born in Sweden and grew-up in Turkey. She obtained a Master in Acting in Istanbul. Since 2012 she has been studying Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). In 2017, she received a scholarship to study at the Cuban film school EICTV. Her two previous shorts have been successful in festivals: Meral, Kizim in 2015 and Sevince in 2016. Jiyan is her first feature film.

Cast
Halima Ilter, Füsun Demirel, Baran Sükrü Babacan, Nizam Namidar
Screenplay
Süheyla Schwenk
Photography
Florian Wurzer
Sound
Philipp Olbrich
Art direction
Anne Storandt, Caroline Intrup
Editing
Süheyla Schwenk
Production
Deutsche Film-und Fernseh- akademie Berlin

CONTACT : 
Dffb, Josephine Settmacher
j.aleyt@dffb.de

 

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