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by Süheyla Schwenk


The only connection for Hayat to her past life is her nightmares. In Berlin she and her husband Harun living in the uncle’s house and his wife does not agree with this situation because Hayat is Kurdish. After a while Harun finds an illegal Job in a building site and the baby is born. The Baby brings a unique connection between the women. One day the answer is coming about the refugee status of them but Harun disappeared….

international title: Jiyan
original title: Jiyan
country: Germany
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Süheyla Schwenk
film run: 71'
screenplay: Süheyla Schwenk
cast: Halima Ilter, Füsun Demirel, Baran Sükrü Babacan, Nizam Namidar
cinematography by: Florian Wurzer
film editing: Süheyla Schwenk
music: Berivan Ciya, Deniz Mahir Kartal
producer: Sara Fazilat, Roxana Richters
production: Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) / German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB)
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