A Regular Woman tells the story of 23-year-old Hatun Ayhrun Sürücü, a Turkish-Kurdish woman living in Germany who in February 2005, was shot dead at a Berlin bus stop in an ‘honour killing’ by her youngest brother. This film gives Ayhrun the opportunity to narrate her own story as she leaves her abusive marriage and struggles for a free, self-determined life in the face of her family’s opposition.
Sherry Hormann is a German-American writer and director. Her directorial debut, Silent Shadow, won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Direction, the Film Award in Silver for Outstanding Feature Film at the German Film Awards, and the Interfilm Award at the Max Ophüls Festival in 1992. Her comedy Guys and Balls won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature at LA Outfest in 2005. She also wrote and directed Desert Flower, based on the best-selling autobiography, which won the Audience Award for Best European Film at the 2009 San Sebastián Film Festival. Following the box office success of her 2013 film 3096 Days in Germany, she went on to work on several TV projects.