Drama | Running Time: 20 minutes
2023 / Kurdish, Turkish and German
Country: Germany and ArmeniaDirected by: Numan Acar
Numan Acar was born in a small Turkish village; he was eight when his family emigrated to Germany. He studied civil engineering before becoming an actor in Turkish, German and later South Korean films; in 2014 he joined the cast of the prestigious American series Homeland. His direction credits include one feature, Buried Voices; Suitcase is his second short film.
Producerİbrahim Acar, Numan Acar
CastNuman Acar, Zübeyde Bulut, Melisa Acar, Emrullah Çakay, Barkın Sarp, Marina Mesropian, Robert Mamoyan
It is winter in remote Anatolia, the mountainous Kurdish region of Turkey, where elderly matriarch Keke is seriously ill. Her son Ali arrives from Germany to support her, bringing his daughter Hazal with him. For her, this is a journey into unknown territory. Hazal is only 21 and has never taken much interest in her family’s Alevi-Kurdish roots, but she is moved and curious when she learns her grandmother has asked to be buried with an old suitcase. Learning the story of the suitcase, she understands more of her family’s tragedy, of the violence, abuse, and displacement they have suffered at state hands, but also about the true strength, courage, and endurance of this dying woman.
VOX Cinema 3 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
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