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by Senem Tüzen


Nesrin is an urban, upper–middle class woman recovering from a divorce. She’s quit her office job, abandoned her house in Istanbul, and come to the village house of her deceased grandmother to finish a novel and live out her childhood dream of being a writer. When her conservative and increasingly unhinged mother turns up uninvited and refuses to leave, Nesrin’s writing stalls and her fantasies of village life turn bitter as the two are forced to confront the darker corners of each other’s inner worlds.

international title: Motherland
original title: Ana Yurdu
country: Turkey, Greece
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Senem Tüzen
film run: 94'
screenplay: Senem Tüzen
cast: Esra Bezen Bilgin, Nihal Koldas, Fatma Kısa, Semih Aydın
cinematography by: Vedat Özdemir
film editing: Adam Isenberg, Senem Tüzen, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
art director: Metin Çelik
producer: Olena Yershova, Adam Isenberg, Senem Tüzen
co-producer: Nikos Moutselos
production: Zela Film, 2/35


main awards/selection

Venice 2015
Critics' Week - In Competition
Tbilisi International Film Festival 2015 
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2016 

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