Kuma

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Trinity Theatre
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Synopsis

Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan, son of formidable and houseproud mother Fatma, who resides in Vienna with her husband and six children. However, what soon becomes apparent is that Ayse is to be second wife to Fatma’s husband. This tight-knit family go to great lengths to preserve traditional values, and although polygamy is illegal in Austria, Ayse is welcomed with warmth. Yet, her presence in a country whose language and culture is entirely foreign to her immediately marks her as an outsider. As Western societal norms and Muslim religious beliefs draw closer together in an ever diversifying family unit, tensions arise, resulting in an explosive stroke of fate.

Umut Dag’s mature feature debut is a rich tapestry of swirling emotions, suppressed desires, unspoken words and uncomfortable yet pressing social and political questions.

More Details


Release Date: 16th August 2013
Director: Umut Dag
Cert: 12A
Language: German, Turkish
Cast: Nihal Koldas, Begum Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu, Alev Irmak

Reviews

★★★★ – Allan Hunter

“Umut Dag’s film deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as A Separation for its subtle understanding of human nature and the power of sacred traditions. A riveting domestic drama.”

★★★★ – Total Film

“A confident, powerfully acted debut feature, unsparing in its scrutiny of oppressive family values”

★★★★ – CineVue

★★★★ – Song Lines

“A remarkably mature debut”

★★★★ – Front Row Reviews

“subtletly of expression is Dag’s greatest strength’ ‘a host of strongly brooding performances’ Sight and Sound “vividly convincing performances from this whole ensemble” DIVA – A humane and compelling family drama.

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