Netflix announced today the premiere date for Faraway, a new multilingual Original comedy-drama film from Germany. Check out the trailer.
Faraway has a very Shirley Valentine feel about it, and if this German romantic comedy film is as good as the British one, then I (and perhaps you, too) am going to love it.
Naomi Krauss (Luna & Sophie, Redemption Road) stars in Faraway as Zeynep Altin, a 49-year-old woman with Croatian-Turkish roots. She’s a wife, mother and daughter, and she longs to get off the hamster wheel of everyday chores and responsibilities. It’s no wonder; she’s overworked and constantly pushed around by her unfaithful husband, irritating teen daughter, and aging and demanding father.
The death of Zeynep’s mother, not to mention the funeral, which nearly ends in total disaster, is the last straw for Zeynep. After learning that her mother’s will included a surprise for her — a house her mother had secretly bought years ago on an island in Croatia — Zeynep up and leaves Munich and escapes to that very island, Solta, hoping to find a bit of peace, freedom and happiness… and even herself.
The thing is, the former owner of the house, islander Josip (Goran Bogdan, The Silence, Black Sun), is still living there…
Faraway, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The film features Adnan Maral (Tatort: Munich), Bahar Balci, Vedat Erincin (Çukur), Artjom Gilz (Das Boot), and Davor Tomić (Hotel Portofino).
A production of Olga Film (Tatort), the film, whose release is on International Women’s Day, is directed by Vanessa Jopp (Tatort: Streets of Berlin), written by Jane Ainscough (The Space Between the Lines), and produced by Viola Jäger (Detective Ellen Lucas), with cinematography handled by Eva Katharina Bühler (Tatort: Streets of Berlin).
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