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Saf (102’)

Event Dates:
  • Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:30
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • Antalya
Antalya Culture and Arts

Türkiye, Germany, Romania, 2018, 102’, Color
Turkish, Arabic; Turkish, English subtitled

Director: Ali Vatansever
Screenplay: Ali Vatansever
Cinematography: Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editing: Evren Luş
Music: Erdem Helvacıoğlu
Production: Terminal Film
Cast: Saadet Işıl Aksoy, Erol Afşin, Onur Buldu, Ümmü Putgül, Kida Khodr Ramadan

2019 Ankara FF; Best Director, Best Actress / Palm Springs FF; Special Jury Mention

Istanbul’s Fikirtepe district. Urban transformation is sweeping away poor communities while Syrian refugees take shelter in deserted buildings. Kamil and his wife Remziye risk losing their home. Unemployed for a long time, Kamil, has no choice but to secretly accept a job on a construction site. Not only is he taking the job from a Syrian refugee for a lesser wage, he’s also working for the company that’s destroying the neighbouring district. Oppression and anxiety both in his neighbourhood and at work, where he fears discovery and failure, will gradually transform him, and Remziye will have to face the consequences.

Ali Vatansever

Born in 1981 in Istanbul. He made his first film while studying at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Product Design. He received his MA in Cinema and TV at Istanbul Bilgi University and he completed his MFA degree in Film Production at Rochester Institute of Technology. He started his film career with directing short films, documentary and music videos in 2003. He is pursuing his directing career within Terminal Film, a production company he co- founded and teaching Film at Koç University, Media and Visual Arts Department.