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English title: Elaha
Original title: Elaha
German title: Elaha
Germany, 2023

Director: Aboyan, Milena
Production company: Kinescope Film GmbH
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 110 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Elaha is a young Kurdish-German woman torn between the unconditional love for her family and her own aspirations in life. Although she cares most about having a good time with her girlfriends and taking care of her younger brother, she has to fight patriarchy while being the perfect daughter. Ultimately, she has to make a decision: To tell the truth or live a life in grand delusion. A psychological journey about emancipation that reveals that only by facing reality, we can be true to ourselves.

Berlin IFF 2023, Lichter Film Fest Frankfurt 2023 (awarded), Emden-Norderney IFF 2023 (awarded), Sydney IFF 2023, Youth Film Festival Sarajevo 2023, Giffoni CFF 2023, Riga IFF 2023, Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2023, Augenblick FF Strasbourg 2023, German Film Award 2024 (nominated)

Study guide: German

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Pluto (DE)

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