A dark fairy tale about the encounter of a young woman with the unknown in a merciless winter. A snowy little town on the North-Eastern border of Turkey. Winter here is especially hard, the roads are clogged with snow and there are rumours that the bears have already woken from their hibernation. Young nurse Asli was recently transferred here – and can’t wait to leave again. Then one night a man disappears with whom she had had a quarrel and suddenly she finds herself in the middle of confusing power struggles, secretiveness and inner doubts.
SELCEN ERGUN studied direction and screenplay writing at Istanbul’s Bilgi Üniversitesi. Her shorts Confrontation (2008) and A Sunny Day (2012) were shown all over the world and won several awards. Snow and the Bear is her debut feature.