Mr. Gay Syria

    • Ayse Toprak
    • France, Turkey, Germany
    • 2017
    • 88 min
    Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

    Credits

    Director
    Ayse Toprak
    Production
    Antoine Simkine for Les Filmes d'Antoine, Ekin Calisir for Toprak Film, Christine Kiauk for COIN FILM GmbH

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    Taskovski Films

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    Available versions
    52
    Spoken languages
    Arabic
    English
    Turkish
    German

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    Credits

    • 88 min
    • color
    • DCP
    Director
    Ayse Toprak
    Production
    Antoine Simkine for Les Filmes d'Antoine, Ekin Calisir for Toprak Film, Christine Kiauk for COIN FILM GmbH
    Cinematography
    Hajo Schomerus, Anne Misselwitz
    Editing
    Nadia Ben Rachid
    Sound
    Vincent Rozenberg
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