'Zara' tells of the state of mind of people who are forced to live in 'exile' as an external, but also as an internal destiny. This state is a summary of different time levels, a lost past, a destroyed present, a future coloured with hope. Around the village of Zara there is an open empty plain consisting only of abandoned places. Here the characters search for what they have lost: their lost letters, their lost childhood, their house, their friends and parents, their children ... The village of Zara is at the centre of the search for a place of security – a search in which memories and dreams begin to unfold in the imaginary. In Zara the Cem is celebrated – a ceremony of the search for hope...


© KGP Filmproduktion, AV PAL, A.M


World premiere: Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2008 (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)



Fajr International Film Festival (Teheran, Iran)
Festival du Cinèma Kurde de Paris (Paris, France)


International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
London Kurdish Film Festival (London, UK)
Calabria Movie (Crotone, Italy)


Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Solothurner Filmtage (Solothurn, Switzerland)