FILMCENTRUM SYD (Monbijougatan 17 E, into the courtyard)
8 April 11:00
Come join us for some Saturday coffee and a compilation of brilliant short films made by Turkish female directors.
Director Ayris Alptekin Country Turkey Original
title Kot Farkı Language Turkish
Subtitles English Year 2016 Runtime 11 min
Is it beyond ethical boundaries or a legitimate
right to demand one’s wage during a funeral?
The old lady that Sevim nursed is dead. She
has to demand her wage which is already
belated for a few days.
NO FRIES, PLEASE
Director Melisa Üneri Country Turkey
Original title Patates Olmasin Language Turkish
Subtitles English Year 2016 Runtime 12 min
No Fries, Please is a black comedy which
follows a man’s futile attempts of trying to
control his life in an urban society. The film is
a tragicomic story about modern-day social
phobia, loneliness and revenge.
Director Eren Topçu Country Turkey Original
title Bugün Language English Subtitles English
Year 2016 Runtime 5 min
Today is based on an article of Aslı Erdoğan; a
Turkish novelist, columnist, particle physicist
and computer engineer who is imprisoned in
Turkey after the july 15th coup attempt.
GOING OUT TO GET WATER
Director Esme Madra Country Turkey Original
title Su Almaya Gidiyorum Bir Şey İsteyen Var Mı?
Language Turkish Subtitles English Year 2016
Runtime 4 min
After a depressing night, a young woman decides
to get out of the house.
MRS. NEBILE’S WORMHOLE
Director Pınar Yorgancıoğlu Country Turkey
Original title Nebile Hanım’in Solucan Deliği
Language Turkish Subtitles English
Year 2016 Runtime 15 min
If only walls could talk… Bored with her own
domestic routine in Southern Germany, a
middle-aged Turkish housewife digs a secret
tunnel into the house next-door.
SULUKULE MON AMOUR
Director Azra Deniz Okyay Country Turkey
Original title Sulukule Mon Amour Language
Turkish Subtitles English Year 2016 Runtime 6 min
Sulukule Mon Amour is the story of Sulukule
(a historic Istanbul quarter threatened by
controversial redevelopment plans) residents
Gizem and Dina, two girls who express their
striving for freedom through dance. For them,
dancing is freedom, peace, being themselves
– and one of the best ways to unite.
ONE MOONLESS NIGHT
Director Pelin Kırca Country Turkey Original
title Aysız Bir Gece Language Turkish
Subtitles English Year 2016 Runtime 4 min
A story inspired by the mystical sufic poem
“The Conference of the Birds” by Farid ud-Din
Attar. The seven valleys cross through rooms
opening onto one another; there are walls,
windows and a poppy hanging in the air.
Director Rûken Tekeş Country Turkey Original
title Hevêrk Language Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic
Subtitles English Year 2016 Runtime 14 min
In Mesopotamia, there are children of
different ethnicities, religions and languages.
Zelal, a 7 years old girl, is an ethnic Kurd as
well as religiously an Ezidi. Zelal attends a
school where the one and only official education
is based on Turkish.
MOTHER VIRGIN NO MORE
Director Derya Durmaz Country Turkey Original
title Gri Bölge Language Turkish Subtitles English
Year 2015 Runtime 7 min
An old habit of a young woman, laughing
when nervous, causes the person who
knows her best, her mother, to find out she
is not a virgin any more.