RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH
RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH

RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH

Director Andreas Dresen

Production year 2022

Length 119min.

Country Germany/France

screenings

16 Jul 2022 22.00 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall
17 Jul 2022 20.30 Cinema House, Grand Hall

SYNOPSIS

Desperate to help her son, Rabiye Kurnaz, a housewife and loving mother from Bremen, goes to the police, notifies authorities and almost despairs at their impotence and in the end, against all the odds, something truly remarkable happens.

Awards

Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay, Best Leading Performance, Guild Film Prize | Berlinale, Germany, 2022

Best Actress, Audience Award | Nuremberg FF, Germany, 2022

CAST & CREW

Andreas Dresen
Andreas Dresen

Director

Producer(s)

Andreas Dresen, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen

Script

Laila Stieler

Director of Photography

Andreas Höfer

Production designer

Susanne Hopf

Music by

Johannes Repka, Cenk Erdogan

Sound

Oswald Schwander, Ralf Krause, Peter Schmidt

Edit

Jörg Hauschild

Cast

Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer, Charly Hübner

Production company(ies)

Pandora Film Produktion

Andreas Dresen

Born 1963. Andreas Dresen is a German film director and writer. He began making amateur films in 1979. He was a trainee at the DEFA feature film studio in 1985-86, where he was assistant director to Günter Reisch. He studied directing at the College of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1986-91, where he graduated. From 1990-92 he took part in Günter Reisch’s master classes at Berlin Academy of Arts. He has been working as a screenwriter and director since 1992 and became a member of Berlin Academy of Arts in 1998. Halbe Treppe was awarded the Silver Berlin Bear in 2002, and Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush won Silver Berlin Bear in 2022. His film Stopped on Track premiered at the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes FF, where it won the Prize of Un Certain Regard. Dresen also was awarded at Karlovy Vary and Yerevan IFFs. He was a member of the Jury at the Berlin IFF in 2003 and 2013.


Filmography

Der kleine Clown (short, 1985), Konsequenzen-Peters/25 (short, 1987), Schritte des anderen (short, 1987), Nachts schlafen die Ratten (short, 1988), Was jeder muß... (doc., 1988), Jenseits von Klein Wanzleben (doc., 1989), Zug in die Ferne (short, 1990), Lulu (short, 1991), Stilles Land (1992), Night Shapes (1999), Grill Point (2002), Denk ich an Deutschland - Herr Wichmann von der CDU (doc., 2003), Willenbrock (2005), Summer in Berlin (2005), Cloud 9 (2008), Whisky mit Wodka (2009), Stopped on Track (2011), Herr Wichmann aus der dritten Reihe (doc., 2012), Brandenburg (2013), As We Were Dreaming (2015) The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter (2017), Gundermann (2018), Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush (2022).

FILMS 2022