Thanks to the support of the Goethe-Institut, Screenies is excited to present the New Zealand Premiere of Hordur!
After a run in with the law, Aylin – a 17yr old muslim girl part of the Turkish Diaspora – finds herself sentenced to community service at an out of town horse stable in Germany. Beset by troubles at home and school, it is here that she, despite all odds, is set on the road to self-discovery. As the pace quickens her blossoming relationship with the stallion Hördur and her fledgling dreams are tested to the breaking point. Can Aylin build a bridge between worlds? And if she can, will others follow?
Please note: the themes deal with bullying which is a strong theme throughout the film and causes anxiety in the protagonist and results in a violent assault, it is also a household under stress due to the death of the mother and the issues of being immigrants. The film does show someone coming to terms with these difficulties and ‘coming of age’.
German with English Subtitles
M Offensive Language and Adult Themes