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German Cinema: Haus ohne Dach (House Without Roof)

Tuesday 13 October 2020 18:45-20:30

Since September 2019, the Institut français d’Ecosse has been hosting screenings of contemporary German films in partnership with Goethe Institut in Glasgow. Few hours of serendipity every once in a while, c’est wunderbar!

The film this week is Haus ohne Dach (House Without Roof) by Soleen Yusef.

Haus ohne Dach (House without Roof) dir. Soleen Yusef (2016) | 1h57min
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 | 6:45pm

Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard
Institut français d’Ecosse
In Kurdish and German with English subtitles
Starring Sasun Sayan, Mina Özlem Sağdıç and Murat Seven

Booking is mandatory as we operate with reduced seating capacity. Please book your seat online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your seats (contact details will be asked for everyone coming to the screening).

Please note that wearing a face-covering is compulsory in the cinema.
You can find all the safety measures in place here.

Please note that masks are compulsory to move around the building. A one-way system is in place throughout the building with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and exit via West Parliament Square. Hand sanitizers are also available in the building.


HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF is about the journey of the siblings LIYA, JAN and ALAN who were born in the Kurdish area of Iraq and grew up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfil their mother`s last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their Kurdish extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other – everybody runs his own life – and whenever they are holding talks, they are mostly based on reproaches. In parallel with the run of their journey it is noticeably that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, that nobody can surmise, is heading for disaster.

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West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

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