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THE GULF

by Emre Yeksan

synopsis

Selim doesn't seem able to pick up where he left off. He roams aimlessly through the city, has sex with a married former girlfriend and watches as his affluent father's company is threatened with bankruptcy. But while the stink of a burning oil tanker drives a lot of people out of town, Selim seems to be one of the few who doesn't mind. A strange encounter with someone who alleges he knows Selim from military service puts him in touch with new people from the poorer areas of Izmir.

international title: The Gulf
original title: Körfez
country: Turkey, Greece, Germany
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Emre Yeksan
screenplay: Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke
cast: Ulas Tuna Astepe, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Damla Ardal, Merve Dizdar, Ahmet Melih Yilmaz, Cem Zeynel Kiliç
cinematography by: Jakub Giza
film editing: Selda Taskin
art director: Serdar Yilmaz
costumes designer: Ayse Yildiz
music: Ekin Uzeltuzenci
producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu
co-producer: Maria Drandaki, Dirk Engelhardt, Cihan Asli Filiz
production: Bir Film, Istos Film, Homemade Films, Kundschafter Filmproduktion

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Venice 2017International Critics’ Week
Rotterdam 2018Bright Future
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