I Was, I Am, I Will Be

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Watch From:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Original Title:Es gilt das gesprochene Wort
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Romance
Immigration
Dramedy
Relationship
Filmmaker Intro
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2019
Runtime:120 min
Country/Region:Germany
France
Language:German
English
Turkish
French
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/342013930
Cast/Crew
Director:Ilker Çatak
Producer:Ingo Fliess
Cinematographer:Florian Mag
Screenwriter:Nils Mohl
Ilker Çatak
Editor:Sascha Gerlach
Jan Ruschke
Principal Cast:Anne Ratte-Polle
Ogulcan Arman Uslu
Godehard Giese
Jörg Schüttauf
Sebastian Urzendowsky

Description

Best of Fest Encores

How to Watch

Includes Introduction by Director/Writer Ilker Çatak.

After a Kurdish gigolo and an airline pilot meet at a Turkish resort, their lives change in unexpected ways.

Given the opportunity to study and work in Germany, Baran (Ogulcan Arman Uslu) moves from a troubled past to a complicated present, with the prospect of a promising future not far from his grasp. Meanwhile, his mentor, Marion (Anne Ratte-Polle), bravely confronts unanticipated challenges. In his assured second feature, director-co-writer Ilker Çatak, a former Student Oscar-winner, boldly challenges stereotypes and expectations to create a touching humanist drama. Winner, Best Actress, Bavarian Film Awards; Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Film Fest München. “Çatak takes a familiar Green Card-style premise and invests it with a sensitivity to people and issues that cuts deeper than anticipated.” --Allan Hunter, Screen Daily (Alissa Simon)


Director Biography

Born in Berlin in 1984, Ilker Çatak is the director of numerous short films and the features Once Upon a Time… Indianerland (Es war einmal Indianerland) (2017), I Was, I Am, I Will Be (Es gilt das gesprochene wort) (2019) and the forthcoming Stambul Garden (Räuberhände) (2020).


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