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.
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)
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)
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
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”
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