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Oskar & Lilli


Chechen refugee children Oskar (8) and Lilli (13) who have been living in Austria for six years, are about to be deported with their mother. Because of their mother’s attempted suicide to prevent this, their exile is shortly delayed but the family is separated from each other forcefully. The hope of the children to rejoin with their mother is nourished with their love for each other and ensures them to challenge all the bureaucratic barriers. This film is a painful experience that shows there are lots of ways to perceive the world around you in order to survive.


Max Ophüls Festival – Best Feature Film, Viewers’ Award

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Wednesday, 18 June
Guests: Arash T. Riahi, Michael Katz and Rosa Zant
Moderator: Efe Erdal
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06/18/2020 04:00 PM
06/18/2020 04:30 PM
Instagram Live Q&A – Oskar & Lilli
Guests: Arash T. Riahi, Michael Katz and Rosa Zant – Moderator: Efe Erdal
Year 2020, Austria
Language German
Runtime 102′
Subtitle Turkish
Color Color
Format Digital
Director Arash T. Riahi
Screenwriter Arash T. Riahi
Cinematography Enzo Brandner
Editing Stephan Bechinger, Julia Drack
Music Karwan Marouf
Producer Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
Cast Rosa Zant, Leopold Pallua, Anna Fenderi, Simone Fuith


Arash T. Riahi

  • 2008 – Ein Augenblick Freiheit
  • 2009 – Momentum: What Drives You ( TV )
  • 2012 – Nerven Bruch Zusammen (Documentary)
  • 2013 – Everyday Rebellion (Documentary)
  • 2016 – Kinders