• 4-7 October
Copilot is mainly a film about love that deals with “guilt and love conflict,” as put by director Berrached. Its main character, Aslı, is a German of Turkish descent, and Saeed, to whom she falls in love with is a charismatic Lebanese migrant. When they meet in the mid-90s, it’s love at first sight, then they secretly get married in Hamburg, even though Aslı’s mother is against the relationship. Then Saeed disappears… until a horrible incident that shakes and transforms the whole world. Following Zwei Mütter / Two Mothers and 24 Wochen / 24 Weeks which was screened at the festival, this is Anne Zohra Berrached’s third feature film.

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached

GERMANY, FRANCE / 2021 / DCP / Colour / 118’ / German, English, Arabic, Turkish; Turkish s.t., English s.t. (online only)

Screenplay: Stefanie Misrahi, Anne Zohra Berrached

Director of Photography: Cristopher Aoun

Editing: Denys Darahan

Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine

Cast: Canan Kir, Roger Azar, Özay Fecht, Jana Julia Roth, Ceci Chuh, Nicolas Chaoui

Producer: Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner, Christiane Sommer, Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Julie Billy, Thomas Kufus, Tobias Büchner, Melanie Berke

Production Co.: Razor Film Produktion, Haut et Court, zero one film

World Sales: The Match Factory