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English title: Rauf
Original title: Rauf
German title: Rauf
Turkey, 2016

Director: Kaya, Bar?? & Caner, Soner
Production company: Peri Istanbul, Aslan Film
Age recommendation: 9 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

First love is often painful. Still, that’s not going to stop Rauf from showing Zana how much he fancies her. Alas, the eleven-year-old’s advances only elicit amused smiles from the young woman. Fortunately, Rauf has a couple of loyal friends at his side that he can count on for advice and perspective. Undeterred by the tragic consequences of war, or the fact that he’s already dropped out of school to apprentice as a carpenter, the boy holds on to his one hope: Rauf sets off on a quest to find the special colour that symbolizes his love. This turns out to be no trivial undertaking in his snowy little isolated corner of Anatolia. When he finally happens upon the object of his quest, as winter snow gives way to the early flowers of spring, Rauf isn’t a little boy anymore.

Antalya IFF 2015, Berlin Generation 2016, KinoKino CFF Zagreb 2016, Nominated for the European Young Audience Award 2016, Zlin 2016 (special recognition), Lucas Frankfurt 2016 (ECFA Award), Michel CFF Hamburg 2016, Cinemagic Belfast 2016, Cinekid Amsterdam 2016, KinOdiseea Bucarest 2016, Ale Kino! Poznan 2016, Bangla Desh CFF Dhaka 2017, Cine Junior Val de Marne 2017, Würzburg 2017 (awarded), Kristiansand 2017, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2018

Website: www.rauffilm.com

ECFA interview available

Study guide: German

Interview: ECFA Film in Focus

World sales address/es:
Peri Istanbul (TR)