30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Gulf Turkey, Germany, Greece 2017 | 114 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Emre Yeksan

EMRE YEKSAN (*1981) studied film sciences at the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He worked as a producer in Paris and in 2008 moved back to Istanbul. The Gulf is his directorial debut.

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Out of work and freshly divorced, Selim returns to his home town of Izmir. He refuses to make plans for the future and roams around aimlessly. Wherever he goes, he is confronted by the past: in his family and with former classmates, he meets an ex-girlfriend and an old acquaintance from his days in the army. When after an accident in the harbour a caustic stench pervades the town, many of the inhabitants leave. Selim stays – and recognizes ever more clearly what opportunities life has to offer. The Gulf can be seen as a parable on the current situation in Turkish society and asks the question how much hope is left for individuals in a world of ever-present apocalyptic scenarios.
Original title: Körfez
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Emre Yeksan
Screenplay: Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke
Cast: Ulaş Tuna Astepe, Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Merve Dizdar
Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu; Asli Filiz; Dirk Engelhardt; Maria Drandaki
Director of Photography: Jakub Giza
Music: Ekin Fil
Production Design: Serdar Yilmaz
Editor: Selda Taşkın
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
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Production: Istos film; Bir Film; Kundschafter Filmproduktion; Homemade Film
Contact: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu, Istos film:


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