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After a run in with the law, Aylin - a 17-year-old Muslim girl and part of the Turkish Diaspora - finds herself sentenced to community service at an out-of-town horse stable in Germany. Beset by troubles at home and school, it is here that she, despite all odds, is set on the road to self-discovery. As the pace quickens, her blossoming relationship with the stallion Hördur and her fledgling dreams are tested to the breaking point. Can Aylin build a bridge between worlds? And if she can, will others follow?
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Sports
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Ekrem Ergün
Screenplay Dorothea Nölle
Cinematography Eric Ferranti
Cast Almila Bagriacik, Felicitas Woll, Hilmi Sözer
Producer Stefanie Plattner
Production Company Storming Donkey Productions
Runtime 83 min
Format DCP, HD, Blu-ray, DVD, cs
 German, Turkish
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Oulu International Children's & Youth Festival 2015, Junior Galway Film Flead 2015, Hof 2015, Fünf Seen - Kinder und Jugendfilmfestival 2015, Cinepänz Kinderfilmfest Cologne 2015, Children's Film Festival Seattle 2016, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2016, International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2016, Providence Children's Film Festival 2016, BUFF Malmö 2016, Zeitgeist Portland 2016, GREEN ME Berlin 2016, Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2016, La Matatena Mexico City 2016, Reel 2 Real Vancouver 2016, Children's and Youth Film Festival Tel Aviv 2016, Golden Sparrow 2016, International Children's Film Festival Brussels 2016, Dreamfest Bucharest 2016, Cinema in Sneakers Warsaw 2016, Festival Internacional de Cine para Adolescentes Cine a la Vista Argentina 2016, Zlin 2016, Cine Medioambiental de Canarias 2016, Best of the World – Tromsø 2016, Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2016, EQUUS Film Festival in New York City 2016, ANDkids World Film Festival 2016, Sarajevo 2016, IFF for Children and Young People Armenia 2016, Discovery Film Festival Scotland 2016, Riga 2016, Carrousel Rimouski 2016, Screenies Auckland 2016, Augenblick Alsace 2016, Malatya Film Festival 2016, Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children 2016, JUNIOR International Festival for Children & Youth Czech Republic 2016, Just Film Tallinn Black Nights 2016, SMILE New Delhi 2016, Valladolid 2016, Human Rights FF Stockholm 2016, Turkish Film Festival Frankfurt 2016
Awards Best Director Bangladesh 2016, Best Director Seattle 2016, Best Children's Film 2016 Association of German Film Critics, Best Feature Film Real 2 Real Vancouver 2016, Best Young Actress & Speical Jury Award Dream Bucharest 2016, Best Feature Film Cinema in Sneakers Warsaw 2016, Best Feature Film Seoul Guro 2016, Equestrian Children’s - International EQUUS New York 2016
German Distributors NFP Marketing & Distribution*, TOBIS Film

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