Stambul Garden

Janik and Samuel are best friends and enjoy the end of high school. Their worlds are very different, Janik´s parents try to do everything right, practically adopting Samuel, because Samuel´s mother is an alcoholic living on the street. Samuel wants order while Janik craves for a little chaos in his settled life. A thoughtless moment of recklessness puts the close bond between the two friends in jeopardy. As they set off on their long-planned trip to Istanbul, the boys are looking to save their friendship, enjoy their freedom and try out a new life. (Totem Films)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Räuberhände (Stambul Garden, 2020) - Es gilt das gesprochene Wort (I Was, I Am, I Will Be, 2019) - Es war einmal Indianerland (2017)
YAAAS! Competition 2021
Ilker Çatak
Germany 2020
90 minutes
German / Turkish
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Gabriele Simon, Finn-Ole Heinrich
Cinematography Judith Kaufmann
Editing Sascha Gerlach, Jan Ruschke
Sound/Sounddesign Tobias Scherer, Marco Schnebel
With Emil von Schönfels, Mekyas Mulugeta, Katharina Behrens, Oğulcan Arman Uslu, Godehard Giese, Nicole Marischka, Luissa Hansen
Producer(s) Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler
Flare Film, SWR, Arte, HR
World Sales
Totem Films
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights