Sherry Hormann’s A Regular Woman takes a compelling new approach to the contentious 2005 case that shocked Germany: By allowing the murdered woman – a 23-year-old German of Turkish-Kurdish ancestry shot point blank by her youngest brother – to narrate the action both before and after her death, the director (Desert Flower) restores the victim’s voice.
Alissa Simon, Variety
The cast is excellent, with Bagriacik never going for easy pity or facile martyrdom. And the actors playing Aynur’s family (Meral Perin chief among them as the heinous, self-righteous matriarch) eschew any cartoonishly hissable behavior.
Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter