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Director
Burcu Görgün Toptaş

Scenario
Burcu Görgün Toptaş

Director of Photography
Tayfun Çetindağ

Editing
Fırat Terzioğlu

Cast
Esra Bezen Bilgin
Elit İşcan

Producer
Burcu Görgün Toptaş

Forty Candles

Derya, an academic, is in denial about her feelings for Esma, the daughter of the caretaker in her apartment building. Wavering between fantasy and reality, Derya’s relationship with Esma has reached the end of the line.

 

Burcu Görgün Toptaş

Born in 1986, Toptaş studied sociology at Marmara University. She earned writing credits on the International Emmy Award winning Endless Love. She also co-wrote the 2019 feature film adaptation, One Love, Two Lives. Forty Candles is the first short she has written and directed.

Turkey 2020
DCP, Colour
18'