The Girl Who Was Cursed

Written & directed by Zara Dwinger

Stoner girl Gizem spends most of her day smoking weed on the couch while spying on her neighbours through binoculars. When the quirky boy across the street disappears, she has to get out of her comfortable cloud of smoke to find out where he is. She gets caught up in a strange quest.


Short film | 00:45:00 | Narrative Fiction | Themes: Female Gaze, Stoner Comedy, Neo-Noir  | Colour | 1.78:1 | the Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch, Turkish | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt


Festival Selections:

  • Netherlands Film Festival 2021, Gouden Kalf Competition, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • International Film Festival Assen 2022, Special Programming, Assen, the Netherlands
  • Slamdance international film festival 2023, international feature competition, Park City, United Sates



Studio Ruba


45 min