On the occasion of the Diagonale 2022, director Kurdwin Ayub presented her feature film Sonne, the festival’s opening film, which had already been screened at the Berlinale 2022, where it won the GWFF-Preis for Best Debut Film. Cinema Austriaco had the opportunity to have a chat with her and learn more about her work and career.
Kurdwin Ayub is not afraid to dare and experiment with new film languages. This, after all, is what she has always done in her previous works as well. In Sonne, therefore, the director also finally feels free to develop and explore themes close to her heart from the perspective of teenagers who live in a big European city, but who come from all over the world. What, then, does homeland mean?
The Diagonale is pleased to announce that the Festival of Austrian Film will open on April 5 with Kurdwin Ayub’s feature film Sonne (AT 2022). After its world premiere at the Berlinale Encounters section, the Austrian premiere of the film produced by Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion will be shown on Austria’s largest temporary screen – in the Helmut List Halle.