Actress: Sibel Kekilli: “Little space for adventure” in film and TV

Sibel Kekilli: “Little space for adventure” in film and TV

Sibel Kekilli thinks that the German film industry should be bolder. Photo: Fabian Sommer / dpa

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The actress Sibel Kekilli calls for more room for courage, experimentation and inventiveness in the German film and television industry.

Actress Sibel Kekilli misses the space for experimentation and adventure in the German film and television industry.

“It seems to me that the needs of the older audience are more likely to be taken into account than those of the younger ones. There are almost only thrillers, simple comedies, doctor series and quiz shows, ”said the 41-year-old of the“ Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung ”. “As a viewer, I’m a little offended that I’m so under-challenged,” continued the actress, who is known from the US TV series “Game of Thrones”, among other things. Sometimes a counterweight is needed.

Innovative, extraordinary and socio-political ideas are for the most part no longer touched at all because they have almost no chance of being promoted, criticized Kekilli. “In Germany there is very little space for adventure and experimentation, and when it does exist, these films are well hidden and shown at twelve at night. And in the end it says: Nobody saw that, “she said. In Denmark, for example, they are more courageous. “But we always applaud the other and then at best copy it. We rarely take the first step, ”says the actress.


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