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Director: EmreKonuk

 

Cast:

HakanAtalay, ÇiğdemŞelışıkOnat, TuğrulÇetiner, LeventÖktem

 

Crew:

Screenplay: EmreKonuk

Cinematography: GürolBeşer

Editor: EmreKonuk

 

Synopsis:

Alim (35) has been working as a tailor apprentice for 15 years with his master Yakub (60). He keeps on living his life, stuck in between the atelier and his home. He is a person who is obsessed with necrophobia. In consequence, he hates to break out of the routine and keeps living his life in extreme monotony. He has the same rituals for every morning and night. In the morning, he starts his day by opening the store, watches TV or takes a nap until his master comes. In the evening, he goes back home with the coffee shop owner Kemal’s car that he lives in the same district with. One day by the TV news, he learns that LPG tanks in the cars might explode. Since then, each time he gets into the cab, he checks the trunk of the cab, in case if there’s an LPG tank in the trunk. Every time he opens a trunk, an LPG tank comes back to haunt him. That’s why he decides to move to a closer neighborhood, but this small change will be a milestone for him.

 

Director Biography:

EmreKonuk graduated from the Department of Cinema and TV in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Beykent University. As a cinematographer, he has shot many films such as “İz-Rêç” (2011), “The Road to Aleppo,” directed by Shiar Abdi (2013), “HalamGeldi” (2013) and “SiyahKarga,” directed by Tayfur Aydın (2015). In 2014 Konuk shot a feature film “Çırak” as a director with a support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. He has received several awards including the ′Best Third Film′ for “Beklemek” (2011) in the Vicdan Films Short Film Contest, the ′Best Film′ for “Yeşilçam′ınİğnesi” (2012) in the ATV Short Film Contest, ′Jury Special Award′ for “İz-Rêç” (2012) in the Istanbul Film Festival, and the ′Best First Film′ in the 52th Antalya Film Festival Awards in 2015. Konuk currently continues his work in Istanbul.

 

 

Festivals/Awards:  Best First Film – International Antalya FF

Best Supporting Actress – International Antalya FF

SeyfiTeoman Best Debut Film Prize (New Turkish Cinema) – Istanbul FF

 

TURKEY I TURKISH I 2016                                   DRAMA I 86 MINS I DCP I COLORstill director