bi'bakino #17


Thursday, 27.10.2016, at 8pm

bi’bakino #17 shows Shirin’s Wedding by Helma Sanders-Brahms, which led to harsh discussions when it was released in 1976. Even the Turkish parliament talked about it and there was a protest by Turkish nationalists in front of the WDR in Cologne.

Shirin is a young Turkish woman who is waiting for the return the man she loves and to whom she has been promised: Mahmut. In spite of the promise she is married to her parents’ landlord. She escapes and finds her way to Germany, to Cologne, the city where Mahmut is working. She manages to get herself a job and a place to live. Due to economic circumstances her situation changes: she loses her job and residence permit. In her desperate situation, her path crosses with Aida, a seemingly helpful stranger…

Directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms
Director of Photography: Thomas Mauch
BRD 1976, 120 min. Original in German without subtitles

With kind support of Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ)