Ji Bo Azadiyê gets Audience Award at IFFG
The Audience Award IFFG 2021 went to the Kurdish film The End Will Be Spectacular by director Ersin Çelik.
The IFFG Film Festival in Gorinchem came to an end. This year it was organised online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Films from all over the world with current and social themes were shown at the festival. The Audience Award IFFG 2021 went to the Kurdish film The End Will Be Spectacular by director Ersin Çelik. As organisers of the festival said: "A gripping war story, particularly filmed and a tribute to those who lost their lives in this battle."
The film starts with Zilan, a young woman, who returns to her hometown to investigate the past of her dead brother, who was murdered by ISIS.
The city is no longer what it used to be: social and political tensions have escalated, the city is at war. The people are demanding political autonomy and the police and army are brutally oppressing them. A story about ideals, struggle, friendship, loss and self-sacrifice, against the background of a seemingly hopeless conflict.