Yara

A Film by Sean Wirz

Synopsis

The world of twelve-year-old Isaf is turned upside down when he discovers Yara hiding in his attic. Despite some initial distrust, the boy and the traumatized Syrian refugee girl become friends. Eventually, the authorities arrive and destroy any hope for a happy future together.

Director

  • Picture of Sean Wirz © Sean Wirz

    Sean Wirz

    Sean Wirz lives in Bern, Switzerland and works as an independent filmmaker and producer. He studied in Australia, Zurich and New York City. In 2012 he was invited to the Swiss Study Foundation. Sean began his creative work as a musician and composer and soon thereafter developed an interest for the technical side of the craft. He moved on to become a film director, author and producer. 2015 marks the completion of his first feature length documentary A Song for Me, for You. His short black comedy Lights Out!!! and the dance short Akasha (Aesthetica Short Film Festival, a. o.) ran 2018 at film festivals worldwide.

Awards + Festivals

  • 31st DRESDEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, World Premiere, Dresden, Germany)April 12, 2019
  • *GOLDEN FIFOG AWARD - SCHOOL COMPETITION - INTEGRATED HOME CLASS*
    14th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM ORIENTAL DE GENÈVE (Official Selection, Genève, Switzerland)May 2, 2019
  • KURZFILMNACHT (Official Selection, Bern and Biel, Switzerland)May 4, 2019
  • 34th BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Young Audience Program, Brest, France)November 12, 2019
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Switzerland)November 15, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Sean Wirz
Screenplay
Sean Wirz
Producer
Corinne Steiner, Michael Steiger
Director of Photography
Michael Saxer, S.C.S.
Art Direction
Roger Grisiger
Costume Design
Lea Nussbaum
Sound
Nicolas Brunner
Editor
Christof Schertenleib
Sound Design
Felix Bussmann
Music
Jonas Fischer

Cast

Isaf
Roni Tufan
Yara
Marian dos Santos Mayer
Erdil (Father)
Orhan Müstek
Delal (Mother)
Roza Işık
Hajar (Mother of Yara)
Rula Badeen

Details

Running Time
23:10 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85, 16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

BearPit Films
Murtenstrasse 85
3008 Bern, Switzerland

Corinne: +41 31 556 30 50
Michael: +41 31 556 30 50
steiner@bearpit.ch
www.bearpit.ch/

DIRECTOR

Sean Wirz

+41 797251917
sean@seanwirz.com