Burhan Qurbani is a German film director, writer and actor of Afghan origin. His modern day adaption of Alfred Döblin's modern classic novel Berlin Alexanderplatz was selected for the main competition of the 2020 Berlin International Filmfestival.
An adaptation of Doblin’s text to 2015 Berlin to tell the story of 30-year-old refugee Francis, the sole survivor of a boat which crossed the Mediterranean illegally. Without citizenship papers, Francis is drawn into the underbelly of the city.
In the presence of the director. Acclaimed at the Berlinale, based on Alfred Döblin's classic novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz". It dominated its competitors with eleven nominations for the German Film Prize 2020. (...) Burhan Qurbani is now one of Germany's most interesting young directors.