30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ivy Turkey, Germany 2015 | 104 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Tolga Karaçelik

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Sarmasik
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Screenplay: Tolga Karaçelik
Cast: Nadir Sarıbacak, Hakan Karsak, Kadir Çermik, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Osman Alkaş
Producer: Bilge Elif Turhan, Tolga Karaçelik
Director of Photography: Gökhan Tiryaki
Music: Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç
Production Design: Ali Şahin
Editor: Evren Luş
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Karaçelik Film
Production: Karaçelik Film, Cine Chromatix, Jomami Filmproduktion
Contact: Bilge Elif Özköse,


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