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Scene from NOŞ (CHEERS TO YOU) (photo © Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)

The German-Kurdish Vina is about to marry Havi, but she is struggling with her fate: as a modern woman, she should try to defend herself against an arranged marriage, right? A film about the conflict between tradition and modern values.

Soleen Yusef was born in Duhok/Iraq in 1987 and fled with her parents to Germany at the age of nine. After graduating high-school in Berlin, she studied at the Academy of Stage Arts and trained as a singer and actress. After working as a production assistant and 1st AD for Mitosfilm, she began studying at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in 2008. Her films include: EXEKUTION (short, 2007), RONI - LICHT (short, 2007), DIE WIPPE (short, 2008), BERDE (short, 2009), NOŞ (CHEERS TO YOU) (short, 2010), and TRATTORIA (short, 2011)..
Genre Women, Society
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Director Soleen Yusef
Cinematography Aksel Özdemir
Cast Narges Rashidi, Rafael Hamid Braun, Albrecht Schuch, Çagdaş Bozkurt, Yildiz Gültekin
Producers Maximilian Vetter, Jana Raschke
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Length 21 min
Format HDCAM, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German, Kurdish
Subtitled Versions German, English
Festivals Grenzlandfilmtage Selb 2011, Berlinaire Festival Ghent 2011, Sehsüchte Potsdam 2011, Filmzeit Kaufbeuren 2011, Filmfestival Osnabrück 2011, Dubai 2011

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