Arda Çiltepe

Arda Çiltepe, Julia Tielke

Director of Photography
Julia Tielke

Arda Çiltepe

Enes Yurdaün, Seren Şirince, Ariya Toprak, Sencar Sağdıç, Hasan Gövenç, Hüseyin Kocaman, Semih Gülen, Ercan Kesal, Nur Sürer

Alara Hamamcıoğlu, Öykü Canlı

Production Company
Alara Hamamcıoğlu, Öykü Canlı

Black Sun

After the dog days, a storm threatens during a sudden road trip to a distant island for a funeral. While the deceased is buried in haste, a man travels through Aegean Turkey: a dip in the sea, a dream at a small-town hotel, a light sleep at a hammam, a visit to the coffin-maker. After arriving home, leftovers are eaten as mourning looms. The funeral is eclipsed by a last wish.


Arda Çiltepe
Born in Istanbul in 1992. He studied Economics at Boğaziçi University. He works as a director and producer. The work he has produced includes Gürcan Keltek’s drama Meteors (2017) and short film, Gulyabani (2018), both of which were presented at Locarno. He is currently doing a Master’s degree in Film at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK) in the class of writer-director, Angela Schanelec. Black Sun is his second short film.

Turkey, 2019
DCP, Colour