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Oregon, 2023, 103’, Turkish, Turkey

Summer 1985, Istanbul. Hakan and Gaye want to give back a music tape to their friend Selen before they leave. Things won’t go as planned.

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Cloves & Carnations, 2022, 103’, Turkish, Arabic, Belgium & Turkey

In South Eastern Anatolia Musa carries the corpse of deceased wife to the homeland with granddaughter. They face difficulties as they get closer to a country at war, they get caught up by the police they separate in different destinations.

Tokyo International Film Festival (World Premiere)

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Penny Bank / Kumbara, 2022, 94’, Turkish, Turkey & Canada

A middle-class accountant and family man, Orhan is under heavy debt when his friend for whom he had been a guarantor abandons him. Orhan’s mother has been in a coma for a while. As Orhan tries to get out of this difficult situation, he moves away from his family and loved ones and becomes alienated.

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival | Bosphorus Film Festival Istanbul International Film Festival Malatya International Film Festival

Winner: Behlül Dal Special Jury Award / Antalya Golden Orange Festival (2020) | Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film / Bosphorus Film Festival (2020)

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Belonging / Aidiyet, 2019, 73’, Turkish, Turkey & Canada

Aidiyet is a contemporary thriller that maps out a criminal case, though it’s the very opposite of a genre film. In a voice-over delivered in the sober tone of a confession, a man reconstructs the murder of his future mother-in-law. Acting on the wishes of her daughter, his lover, he hired a contract killer to murder her because she opposed their relationship.

Adana Film Festival Bosphorus Film Festival Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival | Kayseri Film Festival Malatya International Film Festival Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) Open City Docs Fest Sakhalin International Film Festival São Paulo International Film Festival Thessaloniki Film Festival Transilvania International Film Festival

Winner: Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay / Bosphorus Film Festival Emerging International Filmmaker Award / Open City Docs Fest


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Eden / Aden, 2018, 97’, Turkish, Turkey & Germany

Marba and Aras are a husband and wife who had to leave their homeland because of conflicts. They cross deserts and mountains on foot, almost starving, hoping to be able to start a new life somewhere. When their endurance is at an end, they see a house in the middle of nowhere.

Istanbul International Film Festival Warsaw International Film Festival Adana Film Festival Nuremberg Film Festival “Turkey-Germany”

Winner: Best Actress, Best Art Direction / Adana Film Festival | Special Mention / Istanbul International Film Festival | Audience Award / Nuremberg Film Festival “Turkey-Germany”

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Lack / Eksik, 2015, 105’, Turkish, Turkey

Lack; after the military coup on the 12Th of September, this is the story where the revolutionist hunt was most lived during the years 1981 – 1984 and is still continuing today.

Istanbul International Film Festival Warsaw International Film Festival Adana Film Festival | MUFF Malatya International Film Festival

Winner: Best Supporting Actor / Adana Film Festival | Best Screenplay / MUFF Malatya International Film Festival