JANUARY 24, SUNDAY AT 5PM
HÖRDUR Debut feature film by the director, and North American premiere
(Ekrem Ergün, Germany, live action, 2015, 83 min)
Ages 12+. In German and Turkish with English subtitles.
After a run in with the law, Aylin a 17-year-old Muslim girl and part of the Turkish Diaspora finds herself sentenced to community service at an out-of-town horse stable in Germany. Beset by troubles at home and school, it is here that she, despite all odds, is set on the road to self-discovery. As the pace quickens, her blossoming relationship with the stallion Hördur and her fledgling dreams are tested to the breaking point. Can Aylin build a bridge between worlds? And if she can, will others follow?
Notes to parents: This is a film for older kids and teens, as well as their parents, about a young teen who must find her way through trouble at home and at school. There is smoking, bullying, a physical fight, coarse language, hitchhiking and running away by kids.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122