German Cinema Now! Sherry Horman's A REGULAR WOMAN
The monthly Goethe Pop Up Seattle film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW supports artistic works that amplify the plurality of voices and experiences to inspire public dialogue.
This month’s screening will take place online; the film will be available only within a six-hour window for watchers from the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Register in advance. All ticket purchases ($0-25) support Northwest Film Forum.
About the film:
A REGULAR WOMAN (2019). Sherry Hormann. Turkish/German w/ English subtitles. 90 minutes.
Aynur is a young woman who knows exactly how she wants to live her life. One day, she is shot dead by her brother on a busy street in Berlin. What led to this deed? The film is based on the story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, a 23-year-old German of Turkish-Kurdish descent, whose murder in 2005 shocked Germany. A REGULAR WOMAN takes a compelling new approach to the contentious case. By allowing the murdered woman to narrate the action both before and after her death, the film restores the victim’s voice. Aynur tells her own story: of a woman who loves life; a woman whose desire for freedom is greater than her fear of the violence of her marriage and her family.