Director of Photography
Cemre Ebüzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir, Kayhan Açıkgöz, Müfit Kayacan, Kubilay Tunçer, Hilmi Özçelik, Başak Kıvılcım Ertanoğlu
Nadir Öperli, Muzaffer Yıldırım
Liman Film, NuLook Production
Three sisters-Reyhan, Nurhan, and Havva-are reunited in the remote mountain village where they grew up with their father, after having lived as besleme (foster child and maid) with their foster parents in the city. All three desire to return to the city as soon as possible, whether this might be achieved depends on their tactics of solidarity, competition, and on the decisions of the men around them including their father, their foster-father, and Reyhan’s husband..
Born in 1974, in Ermenek. He studied economics and history at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and has a PhD in Turkish modern history. His debut feature film Tepenin Ardı / Beyond the Hill screened in the 2012 Berlinale Forum where it won the Caligari Film Prize. His second film Abluka / Frenzy premiered in competition at the Venice International Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. Alongside his work as a filmmaker, he teaches modern history in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University.
Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, 2019
Sarajevo Best Director
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Music, FIPRESCI Prize (National Competition)