Locarno Film Festival
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Camerimage International Film Festival
Dorottya Zurbó's insightful documentary explores the life of Kafia, a 17-year-old who fled to Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia, at the age of fifteen. She has learned the language, attends high school, preparing for the Hungarian graduation exam, and has started a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. What does it mean, on the brink of adulthood, to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new self in order to live in Europe?
Hungary - 2018 - 1h 19m
Directed By: Dorottya Zurbó