ICH LIEBE DICH
75 minutes, 2012
Director : Emine Emel BALCI (Turkey)
Production : Unafilm (Allemagne), Motiva Film (Turkey), ZDF (Germany)
“Ich Liebe Dich” is a film about love and expectation. It shows us the life of peasant women in one of the most remote, impoverished regions of Turkey who dream of learning German. According to the new German law on immigration, to obtain a visa they have to prove they have a basic knowledge of the language. If they want to join their husbands in Germany, these women must work hard to learn the language of Goethe.
Emine Emel BALCI was born in 1984. She studied film and television at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. Having worked as an assistant director and scriptwriter, she began shooting her own films: the documentary “Gölun Kadınları – Women of the Lake” and a short drama film “Bekleyiş – The Waiting”.