Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe


Sülbiye Günar (2002)


Genre: Coming-of-age story

Johanna has a dream - studying fashion in Paris - although she has not yet finished school and no funds to support her ambition. Having been brought  up by her single mother, she is determined to finance her dream by finding a sponsor. On her grandmother's advice she contacts her father Peter, but instead of providing her with the money he breaks the news she is not his daughter. Deeply distressed and angry she confronts her mother and finds out that her real father is Cumhur, the Turkish owner of an elegant restaurant in Cologne. Without telling him who she is, Johanna starts working at the restaurant. Although she quickly comes to like her 'new family' matters come to a head when she is caught stealing from Cumhur's safe to finally follow her dream… (Summary from 6th German Film Festival, London 2003). 

Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 19 Apr 2006 •





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