“Should I Really Do It” by Berlin based director Ismail Necmi was released in 2008 and has been a success at film festivals around the world in 2009/2010. The film reflects on the life of its main protagonist Petra Woschniak, whose life changes drastically when her twin sister, who lives on the German countryside and is diagnosed with cancer, is not able to take care of herself anymore. Petra quits her flamboyant live style in Istanbul’s fashion scene and moves to a small town in the North of Germany. She reflects about this critical moment in her life in conversations with a pretty unconventional therapist called Herold.
The film, which mixes documentary scenes with reenacted and fictional scenes footage, is not necessarily queer-themed, but deals with the questions that arise when life concepts collide and death as a “hard fact” overwhelms an individual’s life. Since early December you can rent and buy “Should I Really Do It” on Vimeo.