PORTFOLIO

Feature Films

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REFLECTION

Drama - Mystery | 91' | 2021

A quirky receptionist in a hotel in Istanbul welcomes guests as they tumble upon their daily struggles, all to end up in a mix of chaos and dread after the arrival of a mysterious man who declares that he is their patron Saint. After everyone's entrance to the hotel, guests' secret lives start to unfold. The night progresses, the guests start to mingle and reveal each other their past and things start to evolve.

Starring

Selçuk Yöntem, Ali Süreyya Tuncer,

Taro Emir Tekin, Yasemin Szawlowski,

İbrahim Aköz

Harlem International Film Festival
Best World Film

2021

Official Selection
International Cinelibri Film Festival

2021

Official Selection
International Adana Film Festival

2021

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GROOM'S BLOCK

Drama - Crime | 104' | 2017

Groom's Block" is a slang in Turkey for prison sections, holding those accused of serious sex crimes, where men judge each other and lash out justice daily. Inspired by the true stories, the movie indicates what kind of things happening in those blocks of the prisons through a newcomer rapist.

In the Groom's Block, the guards and prison governor manipulate tensions, as prisoners push each other to the edge of existence. We experience the tension and paradox of a violent prison and justice systems reflecting the shifting moral norms and structure of Turkish society. The jailed and jailers enforce violent justice daily, expressing in their lives a society confronted with its need to hide from itself, in desperate denial of its cruel contradictions.

Starring

Barış Atay, Turgay Atalay, Musa Can Pekcan

Sofia International
Film Festival
'Best Film'

2017

Harlem International Film Festival
'Best Foreign Film'

2017

Antakya Film Festival
'Best Art Director'

2017

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BALLAD OF EXILES
"YILMAZ GÜNEY"

Documentary - History | 69’ | 2016

The filmmaker, writer and actor Yilmaz Güney directed his greatest films, including The Enemy (1979) and The Road (1982), from within Turkish prisons. In order to avoid spending the rest of his life behind bars, he fled his homeland in 1981 in the hope of someday being able to return in freedom.The documentary Ballad of Exiles Yilmaz Güney (2016) looks at Güney’s last years, spent as an exile in Paris. There, he incorporated the things he had experienced when incarcerated - especially a revolt in the children’s ward of the Ulucanlar prison in Ankara - in the film The Wall (1983). The penitentiary, which he compared with a social laboratory, was recreated in a former monastery not just in the material sense, but also in spirit. Members of that cast and crew, most of whom themselves have fled from Turkey, talk about the intensive period shooting the film, their memories of Yilmaz Güney, their life in exile and art as a refuge.

Starring

Barış Atay, Funda Eryiğit

Official Selection
International Rotterdam Film Festival

2016

Official Selection
Istanbul Film Festival

2016

Official Selection

KINO OTOK
Isola Cinema

2016

Commercials

Music Videos