HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF
Life is movement, from point A to point B, as well as an inner journey: Alan, Jan and Liya, born in Kurdistan, raised in Stuttgart, want to grant their deceased mother her final wish: To be buried beside her husband, who died in the war, in their home village in Kurdistan. The clan objects, but the three set out anyway. A risky journey to a homeland wracked by strife. On their way, differences emerge with the family as well.
Cast: Mina Özlem Sağdıç, Sasun Sayan, Murat Seven, Wedad Sabri, Ahmet Zirek
Screenplay: Soleen Yusef
Director of Photography: Stephan Burchardt
Film Editor: Hannes Bruun
Composer: Paradox Paradise
Production Designer: Jalal Saedpanah, Jurek Kuttner
Costume Design: Silvana Ciafardini
Sound: Bertin Molz
Producer: Mehmet Aktaş, Jana Raschke
Co-Producer: Igor Dovgal
Production Company: mîtosfilm
Co-Production Company: Essence Film, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Arte
Director: Soleen Yusef
Soleen Yusef was born in Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan. Her family fled to Germany when she was nine. She trained as a singer and actress in Berlin, working as a production assistant, sales assistant and assistant director. She enrolled at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in the dramatic directing department. HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF is her graduating film.