30.09. - 09.10.2021

Present Tense Turkey 2012 | 110 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Belmin Söylemez

Belmin Söylemez (*1966) has worked as a writer, video editor and producer. She has made music videos and commercials and a series of prize-winning documentaries. Present Tense is her first feature film.

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Mina takes on a job in Istanbul as fortune-teller in a cafe, although she has no mystical abilities whatsoever. While she pretends to see the future in the bottom of a coffee cup, she merely projects her own frustrations and longings on her female customers. Mina is in trouble: she's divorced, has no contact with her family and is about to be thrown out of her flat. Her great dream is of emigrating to the USA.But for that she needs money, the necessary papers and a visa. Will she manage to take her fate in her hands, instead of prophesying those of other people? A quiet film about a life and a country at the crossroads.
Original title: Şimdiki Zaman
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Belmin Söylemez
Screenplay: Belmin Söylemez, Haşmet Topaloğlu
Cast: Sanem Oge, Senay Aydın, Ozan Bilen
Producer: Haşmet Topaloğlu
Director of Photography: Peter Roehsler
Music: Cenker Kökten
Production Design: Revan Barlas
Editor: Ali Aga, Belmin Söylemez
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Filmbüfe Film Production
Production: Filmbüfe Film Production


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