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Copilot Rated 15

Copilot

Dir. Anne Zohra Berrached. Germany, 2021. 1h 59m. Arabic/German/subs. Starring Canan Kir, Roger Azar, Darina Al Joundi, Hans Jürgen Alf, Ceci Chuh, Aziz Dyab.

Two young lovers in 1990s Germany are swept up in a whirlwind romance. They quickly get married and the future looks bright, but with the 21st-century looming a fateful decision destroys their dreams and shakes the whole world to the core. Anne Zohra Berrached’s captivating love story paints a thought-provoking picture of Europe caught in cultural upheaval and political flux.

'Canan Kir gives a beautiful performance within a well-crafted narrative of impending loss. A lyrical exploration of a woman’s emotional endurance.' ★★★★ Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

'A beautifully made, sensitive study of the overwhelming, destabilising influence of love.' ★★★★ Nikki Baughan, Empire Magazine