A Turkish freighter is being held in an Egyptian port. It has to anchor off the coast until the owner pays his debts. A skeleton crew stays on board: the authoritarian Cypriot captain, his hypocritical deputy, an affable cook, two drug-addicted petty criminals and the almost mute, cumbersome engineer Kurd. Conflict soon blows up between the crew members which get worse as the days pass and nothing happens and provisions grow scarce. When one day Kurd disappears, the atmosphere tips over into a horror-like scenario. Ivy is a brilliantly directed, claustrophobic drama that grows increasingly surreal.
In 2015 TOLGA KARAÇELIK (*1981) presented his film Ivy at FILMFEST HAMBURG. Butterflies had its premiere at Sundance and promptly won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize.
OV with English subtitles
Nadir Sarıbacak, Hakan Karsak, Kadir Çermik, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Osman Alkaş
Bilge Elif Turhan, Tolga Karaçelik
Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç
Karaçelik Film, Cine Chromatix, Jomami Filmproduktion