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ORAY

ORAY
© filmfaust/Christian Kochmann

Oray strives to be a better person but struggles with his shady past. His dream of being a good Muslim and the perfect husband is suddenly shattered while arguing with his wife. Oray goes to Cologne, where he tries to rebuild his life in a new Muslim community. But he is constantly torn between his faith, everyday reality and identity.


Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay was born in Bad Hersfeld in 1987. He studied Film and Literature at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and was a scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation. His films include: HOW I LEARNED TO HATE SKIING (short, 2008), ÖMER, THE LORD (short, 2012), BEFORE THE GATES OF IJTIHAD (short, 2013), SCENES OF A YOUTH (short, 2014), THE BUTCHER (short, 2015), and his feature debut ORAY (2019).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Screenplay Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Cinematography Christian Kochmann
Cast Zejhun Demirov, Deniz Orta, Cem Göktaş, Ferhat Keskin, Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu, Fırat Bariş Ar, Mikael Bajrami, Kais Setti
Producers Bastian Klügel, Claus Reichel
Co-Producer Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Production Company filmfaust, in co-production with Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Length 100 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German, Turkish, Romani
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2019, Istanbul 2019, Crossing Europe Linz 2019, Ankara 2019, Seattle 2019, Lecce 2019, Ankara 2019
Awards Götz George Best Newcomer Award 2018, GWFF Best First Feature Award Berlinale 2019, Golden Olive Tree Cristina Soldano Award for Best Film 2019, Special Mention (Zejhun Demirov) Linz 2019
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor déjà-vu FILM/Hamburg

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