The artist Richard can no longer afford his British home and is now living in Tangier. With his help, the young Moroccan Malik makes it to Europe, the destination of his dreams. There, of all people, the conservative politician Mathilda ends up hiding him. Mathilda‘s assistant Amina, who finally wants to leave her Moroccan roots behind, is called in as a “cultural mediator“ to solve the problem. But Malik has plans of his own and unwittingly unleashes an avalanche.
Angelina Maccarone’s screenplay for TURNING TABLES received the German Film Award (“Lola”) for “the best script yet to be filmed” in 2017, and the development was supported by BKM, FFA, Creative Europe and the eQuinoxe Europe programme.