Kuma (film)

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Directed by Umut Dag
Produced by Veit Heiduschka
Screenplay by Petra Ladinigg
Story by Umut Dag
Music by Iva Zabkar
Cinematography Carsten Thiele
Edited by Claudia Linzer
Wega Film
Running time
93 minutes
Country Austria
Language German

Kuma (Turkish: "concubine") is a 2012 Austrian film directed by Umut Dag about a Turkish immigrant family living in Vienna.


  • Nihal G. Koldas as Fatma
  • Begüm Akkaya as Ayse
  • Vedat Erincin as Mustafa
  • Murathan Muslu as Hasan
  • Alev Imak as Kezvan
  • Aliye Esra Salebci as Gülsen


Kuma has won several international awards including the Special Audience Prize at the 2012 Lecce Festival of European Cinema and the Golden Starfish Award at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. At the 2012 Philadelphia Film Festival Begüm Akkaya won Honorable Mention in the category of Best Actress. The film was nominated for Best Debut Film at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Writing for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw rated the film three stars out of five, and described it as "strongly and honestly acted", with "a strong hint of soapy melodrama".[2] In a review for The Telegraph, Tim Robey awarded Kuma the same rating and described it as a "vigorous and engrossing debut".[3]


  1. ^ "News", Official Kuma website, retrieved 6 September 2013 
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (15 August 2013), "Kuma — review", The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, retrieved 6 September 2013 
  3. ^ Robey, Tim (15 August 2013), "Kuma, review", The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, retrieved 6 September 2013 

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