30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sivas Germany, Turkey 2014 | 97 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Kaan Müjdeci

Kaan Müjdeci grew up in Turkey and in 2003 moved to Berlin, where he runs a café and a boutique. His short film Tag der Deutschen Einheit (2010) was bought by several broadcasters. Sivas is his feature debut.

rated for 0 + years
11-year old Aslan lives in an archaic world dominated by men in an Anatolian village, in which the strongest dictates the hierarchy. When he comes across Sivas, a wounded fighting dog, in a ditch, he takes care of it and nurses it back to life. Sivas regains his strength and goes on to win fight after fight. The dog's rise also enables Arslan to assert himself in the village community. The film paints a raw portrait of a world in which children have to grow up very quickly and only the strongest survive. Sivas was shown in competition at this year's Venice festival.
Original title: Sivas
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Free Port
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Kaan Müjdeci
Screenplay: Kaan Müjdeci
Cast: Doğan İzci, Ozan Çelik, Muttalip Müjdeci, Hasan Özdemir, Ezgi Ergin, Furkan Uyar, Banu Fotocan, Hasan Yazılıtaş, Okan Avcı
Producer: Kaan Müjdeci, Yasin Müjdeci
Director of Photography: Armin Dieroff, Martin Hogsnes Solvang
Music: Cevdet Erek
Production Design:
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Voo Berlin; Coloured Giraffes
Contact: Nesra Gürbüz, Coloured Giraffes:


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