Almanya – Welcome to Germany

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Event Date 18 January

Institut Français

17 Queensberry Place

London SW7

Almanya – Welcome to Germany

A film by Yasemin Samdereli

Germany | 2011 | col | 97 mins | dir. Yasemin Samdereli, with Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardim, Rafael Koussouris, Denis Moschitto | cert. tbc | in German & Turkish with English subtitles

‘Who or what am I – a German or a Turk?’, asks six-year old Cenk Yilmaz. The film offers an answer by taking the arrival of the one-millionth ‘guest worker’ in Germany on 10 September 1964 as its narrative starting point. This heart-warming comedy about Hüseyin Ylimaz and his family imagines labour migration as a magical tale of German hospitality and successful Turkish integration.

Introduction by Professor Daniela Berghahn (Royal Holloway)

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Q&A with Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli

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