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clarisse_hahn_kurdishlovers

Kurdish Lovers

CLARISSE HAHN

2010

documentary

video HD 4:3

95′

languages: kurdish, turkish, french / Subtitles : english, french, finnish

production: les films du présent, avanton oy production, 24 images

 

The Kurdish lover is Oktay, the man with whom I share my life. We went to his village in Kurdistan, a region brought to a standstill by war. At this place, loving someone can become confused with having a hold over them. It is with humor that the characters featured in this film find ways, within their community, to affirm that they truly exist. A shaman goes into trance in front of the television, a hermit dreams of marriage, a shepherdess wants to leave the top of the mountain, soldiers watch over the village, a man from Europe goes off to request the hand of a young woman. It is through these situations that we discover the reality of families doing what they can to find a way of living together, to take the best – or the worst – from each moment. “