Kurdwin Ayub

PARADISE! PARADISE!


In 1991, Kurdwin Ayub and her family fled Iraq and came to Austria. Nearly twenty-five years later she accompanies her father on a journey back to his former homeland. While he contemplates staying there for good, Kurdwin and her cousins feel like foreigners: An intimate, at times bizarre and sobering generation portrait of rootedness and rootlessness as both the fate of an individual family, and a mass phenomenon of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Genre Documentary
Year of production 2015
Countries of production AUSTRIA, IRAQ
Running time (in minutes) 78

Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Kurdwin Ayub
Film Editing Nooran Talebi
Producers Rudolf Takacs, Lixi Frank
Production Company Takacs Film



NINJA_NINJA


Yesim, Belma and Leyla sing Muslim pop songs and become YouTube stars. Accused of influencing other schoolkids to sympathize with IS, the girls’ lives soon spiral out of control. They encounter family problems, teenage complexes and identity crises. The Internet hype takes off and Yesim’s world collapses when her friends Belma and Leyla simply disappear.

Genre Coming-of-age
Year of production 2016
Countries of production AUSTRIA
Running time (in minutes) 80

Screenwriter Kurdwin Ayub
Producers Ebba Sinzinger and Vincent Lucassen
Production Company Wildart Film

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE


The friendship of two girlfriends is challenged when a video of a first timid love attempt gets posted and ruins their Internet-world which seems more alive to them than their real life.

Genre Coming-of-age
Year of production 2016
Countries of production AUSTRIA
Running time (in minutes) 80

Director Kurdwin Ayub
Producers Ebba Sinzinger and Vincent Lucassen
Production Company Wildart Film