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Director
Damla Kırkalı

Screenplay
Damla Kırkalı

Director of Photography
Ersin Gök

Editing
Selda Taşkın

Cast
Onur Yalçınkaya, Selen Uçer, Cüneyt Yalaz, İpek Türktan Kaynak, Ozan Çelik, Mustafa Karakoyun, Defne Savıran, Hale Akınlı

Producer
Aslı Erdem

The Stranger

The life of a seven-member commune living in an old theatre building changes one morning with the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger. When a vote is cast, the majority agrees to accept the Stranger into the commune. Yet, this strange man soon arouses the suspicions of certain members. The commune setup begins to unravel as a gulf opens up between its members. Meanwhile, the Stranger’s failure to fit in makes him feel increasingly isolated and he starts to become a threat to the building. The person who comes closest to understanding him ends up being the commune’s youngest member, Girl.

 

Damla Kırkalı
After graduating from Bilkent University in 2018, Kırkalı completed an MA in Filmmaking at Kingston University. She freelanced in London for two years before moving back to Istanbul, where she spent over a year as a producer’s assistant with the production company, Yeni Sinemacılık. She has been working as an assistant director on feature films since 2013.

Turkey, 2019
DCP, Colour
20’