Yesmin, Bella, and Nati throw over their hijabs and film their playback performance to “Losing My Religion” with a smartphone. This results in thousands of clicks on YouTube; the three friends are now highly sought stars for festivals in, of all places, religious communities. This sets off a twisted culture clash between the girls; the sorrows of young twerkers. Kurdwin Ayub’s SONNE is the unprecedented film of its generation, urgently relevant in its form and content, the ironic deconstruction of all authenticity.
After its premiere at the Berlinale, the feature film will open the Festival of Austrian Film on 5 April and thus celebrate its Austrian premiere. More here.