Avanton Productions produces creative
documentaries, which observe
humanity and the world
around us with a personal
and sensitive touch.

Kurdish Lover

Clarisse Hahn

Through her husband, Clarisse becomes a member of a Kurdish family. On her trip to the mountains of Kurdistan in Turkey, Hahn becomes a witness to the complex reality of the Kurds, which leads her to explore the factors that unite people and bring them together. People seek out their own place and identity, facing the pressures of tradition and the present day.

Script and directing: Clarisse Hahn
Director of photography: Samuel Dravet
Editing: Michéle Hubinon
Sound design: Janne Laine
Production: Patrice Nézan, Les Films Du Présent, France / Sonja Lindén, Avanton Productions
Duration: 98’

Festivals and screenings

Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
Clermont-Ferrand Traces de Vies, France
Montreuil Rencontres du Cinéma Documentaire, France
Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival, Slovenia
Belo Horizonte Forumdoc, Brazil
Belfort Entrevues Festival International du film, France
Ouidah Quintessence, Festival International du Film, Benin
Bergame Film Meeting, Italy
Florence Film Middle East Now, Italy
Paris Cinéma du Réel, France
London International Documentary Festival, UK
Lasalle Festival de films documentaires, France
London Open City Documentary Film Festival, UK
Rio De Janeiro Femina, International Women’s Film Festival, Brazil
Belgrade International Festival of Ethnological Film, Serbia
Perm Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival, Russia
Roverto International Festival of Archaeological Film, Italy
Bogota Muestra Internacional Documental, Colombia
Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, France
Montreal Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec, Canada
Manosque Rencontres cinéma de Manosque, France
Tartu World Film Festival, Estonia