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Kurdish Lover (0+)

France, 2011, colour, 98 min.
Director: Clarisse Hahn
The Kurdish lover is Oktay, a man of Kurdish origin with whom I share my life. We have been drifting through a devastated region, brought to a standstill by war and economic misery, lost between tradition and modernity. This is also a land where paganism is still alive and where, every day, the magical world mingles with the most trivial. That is Kurdistan. How do people manage to co-exist in this place? That is the question asked by this film

Clarisse Hahn

Clarisse Hahn

is a French filmmaker born in 1973. She pursues documentary enquiry through her films, photographs and video installations. Her documentaries are combined with her sustained involvement in the lives of the people she films. She follows her subjects for a minimum of one year; observing, filming, and becoming part of their daily life. She delves into the complex network of personal and communal values which bind people together. Hahn's documentaries come from her desire for intimate communication with her subjects. Her interests lie specifically in showing how individuals deal and react with their environment.

FILMOGRAPHY

"Нopital", 1999; "Karima", 2003; "Les Protestants", 2006; "Kurdish Lovers", 2011.
France, 2011, colour, 98 min.
Director: Clarisse Hahn
The Kurdish lover is Oktay, a man of Kurdish origin with whom I share my life. We have been drifting through a devastated region, brought to a standstill by war and economic misery, lost between tradition and modernity. This is also a land where paganism is still alive and where, every day, the magical world mingles with the most trivial. That is Kurdistan. How do people manage to co-exist in this place? That is the question asked by this film