But Where Are You Really From?


Gegen die Wand

The doomed marriage of convenience between Sibel and Cahit.

Image from Head-On

Germany-Turkey 2004
Dir Fatih Akin
With Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç
Certificate 18

It seems like the perfect arrangement: Sibel needs a fake Turkish husband to appease her parents and Cahit needs to be taken care of. They agree to co-exist while leading different lives, but what transpires is an epic romance lasting years and spanning cities. Head-On explores what it means to redefine home, identity, and family.

+ Sorry, My Somali is not Very Good
UK 2020. Warda Mohamed. 2min
A young Somali woman has trouble with her mother tongue.