Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Sommer 1972
Documentary Film, AT 2011, Farbe, 89 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2012

Director, Script: Wilma Calisir
Cast: Hatice Aydın, Doris Calisir, Irfan Calisir, Osman Calisir, Ulrike Calisir u.a.
Camera: Johannes Öhe
Editor: Reinhard Schweiger
Location Sound: Sabine Maier, Odo Grötschnig u.a.
Music: Andreas Leitner, Phillip Schmiedlechner
Producers: Helmut Grasser
Production: Allegro Film


On a quest to retrace her roots, filmmaker Wilma Calisir returns to the place where her mother from Waidhof met her Turkish father Osman in the summer of 1972. With meticulous care and great passion she puts the pieces of her family puzzle together. Not every piece fits; linguistic barriers and differences in mentality are exposed, opinions diverge. In the end, Calisir delivers a successful study of the perceived “foreigner” in Austria and Turkey.

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