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35th Turkish Film Days Munich: Ulysses Çevirmek – Translating Ulysses

A man is standing next to an old chest of drawers with a picture of Anne Frank on it.
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Kawa Nemir is a living dictionary of the Kurdish language. Having already translated many classics of world literature into Kurdish, he is now embarking on a new challenge: the translation of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Kawa Nemir is a living dictionary of the Kurdish language. Having already translated many classics of world literature into Kurdish, he is now embarking on a new challenge: the translation of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

This novel is considered one of the most challenging reads. In Anne Frank’s former Amsterdam house, which now serves as a residence for exiled writers, he tries to complete its translation.

 

TR/NL 2023, documentary, 70 minutes, original language with English subtitles, directed by Aylin Kuryel and Fırat Yücel. FSK-rating n.a.; recommended from 18 years

 

In cooperation with DOK.fest München

Supporting film: 8 Mart: Bir Günce/March 8, 2020: A Memoir

This documentary reveals events on the feminist demonstration on Taksim Square not captured by the web cams.

 

TR/NL 2023, short film, 15 minutes, original language with English subtitles, directed by Fırat Yücel. FSK-rating n.a.; recommended from 18 years