Saturday evening, 16 January 2021 at 7:00 pm is going to be brilliant: the winners of the Hof Gold Prize 2020, director Sevgi Hirschhäuser and cinematographer Chris Hirschhäuser will be presenting their debut film TOPRAK online in the Central Kino virtual cinema of the Hof Rendezvous.
The young orphan Burak lives with his uncle Cemil in a small Turkish village. While the religious Cemil seems content to live in poverty, Burak is eager to leave the village for university. When Burak’s grandmother falls ill, he and his uncle both have to make difficult decisions that will change their lives forever.
“The jury members were particularly touched by the two filmmakers’ palpable sympathy for their protagonists’ story, which has an inner credibility that has become a rare exception in cinema.” (From the statement of the jury members as well as the mentors Edgar Reitz and Bernhard Sinkel)
Let’s look forward to a wonderful cinema evening followed by a film discussion with the filmmakers and HoF artistic director Thorsten Schaumann. Our thanks go out to our HoF Rendezvous supporters: the Central Kino Hof, Rotary Club Hof and Kino on Demand.