Best Feature Film 2016 - Awarded


by Esen Isik

An ordinary day in the megacity of Istanbul: Ten-year-old Cemo sells paper tissues in the streets, Hayat is controlled by her husband and transsexual Ebru sells her body. All three have a secret love and they do everything that satisfies their longing, if only for a moment. An authentic, delicate and unsettling story about love and death and the Turkish society at the beginning of the 21st century.

Oguzhan Sancar, Cagla Akalin, Beren Tuna, Baris Atay, Cemal Toktas, Hakan Karsak, Bekir Sevenkan, Salih Bademci

Esen Isik

maximage GmbH Zürich

cinematography: Gabriel Sandru | editing: Aurora Vögeli | locationsoundmix: Hasan Ertugay | soundediting: Guido Keller | sounddesign: Guido Keller | rerecordingsoundmix: Guido Keller | music: Marcel Vaid | artdirection: Veli Kahraman | lighting: Sandro Hofstetter | costumes: Melis Gamsizoglu


51. Solothurner Filmtage
Human Rights Film Festival Zurich
16th Tbilisi International Film Festival
29. Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig
11. Zurich Film Festival