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JIBRIL

by Henrika Kull

synopsis

Maryam lives an independent life as a divorced mother of three girls. An accidental encounter with Jibril, who is serving time in prison and whom she barely knows, makes her aware of what is missing in her life. She and he elope in an ardent love affair. In the meantime, she masters the struggles of everyday life at work and at home with her children. The two of them, in search of happiness, grapple with the idealizations and projections of each other. In their yearning for one another, they attempt to fill an inner void. The attention they draw from each other ultimately becomes the measure of their self-esteem.

original title: Jibril
country: Germany
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Henrika Kull
film run: 83'
screenplay: Henrika Kull
cast: Susana Abdulmajid, Malik Blumenthal, Doua Rahal, Emna El-Aouni, Gina Schulte am Hülse, Tobias Müller Monning
cinematography by: Carolina Steinbrecher
film editing: Henrika Kull
art director: Theresa Reiwer
costumes designer: Wiebke Lebus
producer: Henrika Kull, Sophie Lakow
executive producer: Carolina Steinbrecher
line producer: Andrea Wohlfeil
production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf