ELAHA
Hull Independent Cinema present

Elaha (15)

  • Directed by Milena Aboyan

Elaha is a young Kurdish-German woman facing a dilemma just weeks away from her wedding. Torn between the unconditional love for her family and her own aspirations in life, Elaha investigates the possibility of hymen reconstruction to cover up the fact that she is no longer a virgin - a state of 'honour' considered essential by her German-Kurdish community and, more specifically, by her strict mother.

Milena Aboyan’s feature debut is a compelling character portrait and feminist journey of identity and self- discovery, powered by Bayan Layla’s astonishing performance, portraying Elaha with exuberance and empathy.

Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH)
Dates
Fri 26 July
Venue
Godber Studio, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£5
Members tickets £4
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Elaha is a young Kurdish-German woman facing a dilemma just weeks away from her wedding. Torn between the unconditional love for her family and her own aspirations in life, Elaha investigates the possibility of hymen reconstruction to cover up the fact that she is no longer a virgin - a state of 'honour' considered essential by her German-Kurdish community and, more specifically, by her strict mother.

Milena Aboyan’s feature debut is a compelling character portrait and feminist journey of identity and self- discovery, powered by Bayan Layla’s astonishing performance, portraying Elaha with exuberance and empathy.

Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH)

Event Details

Running Time: 110 minutes

Language: German, Kurdish

This film includes Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH). Descriptive captions refer to subtitles intended for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They are also known as HOH (Hard of Hearing) subtitles or SDH (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).

'Aboyan lets Layla drive the film with an emotional intensity alongside which everything else fades.' ★★★★.5 Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
'It’s a film that never provides easy answers, exploring what it means to be a young woman with one foot in tradition and the other in modern freedoms.' Tom Beasley, The Popcorn Muncher

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Fri 26 July
Access: Descriptive Captions (HOH Subtitles / SDH)
7:00PM

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