Germany/Turkey, 2012, Colour, 70 min
For a year filmmaker Dirk Schäfer accompanied thirty‐year‐old Nevzat through his disordered life. Nevzat, who grew up in the bosom of a Kurdish tribe at Turkey’s border to Iran, had been forced into a marriage at the age of fifteen in order to pacify a smoldering blood feud with another clan. Yet the marriage was never consummated and again and again Nevzat chose to stay away from village life by hiring himself out as a construction worker in the mega‐metropolis Istanbul, a job that almost claimed his life. All his life Nevzat has been forced to use his wits to forge his way and has had a hard time planning a future. Starting as an observational documentary, “A Sort of Love” becomes the source and mirror of an unusual friendship.
22.08, 20:00, Kino Lum