30.09. - 09.10.2021

Pandora's Box Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium 2008 | 112 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Yesim Ustaoglu

Yesim Ustaoglu, born in 1960, filmmaker. Her works include“The Trace” (1994), “Journey to the Sun” (1999), “Waiting for the Clouds” (2004), “Pandora’s Box” (2008).

rated for 0 + years
Nusret suffers from Alzheimer’s, no longer able to care for herself in her village on the Black Sea. Her children deem it best for her to move into a nursing home in Istanbul. When grandchild Murat suggests an outing to her, she asks him to help her return to her village… Director Ustaoˇglu treats the topics of age and family, presenting a modern, European Turkish society with problems we can all relate to. At the San Sebastian Film Festival “Pandora’s Box” was presented the awards for best film and best actress.
Original title: Pandora'nin kutusu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
Screenplay: Yesim Ustaoglu
Cast: Tsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Ünsal, Övül Avkiran
Producer: Yesim Ustaoglu, Natacha Devillers
Director of Photography: Jacques Besse
Music: Jean-Pierre Mas
Production Design: H.F.Farsi, Serda Yilmaz
Editor: Frank Nakache
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Kairos Filmverleih
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH, Balthasarstrasse 79-81, 50670 Köln, Germany, Tel: +49 221 539 70945, Fax: +49 221 539 70910, email:,
Production: Ustaoglu Film


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