Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES


In the heart of Istanbul’s prison, Zakir is in charge of controlling the letters prisoners receive. His average day is spent between the censorship office, his colleagues and his evening writing class. For a writing assignment, he steals a photo from one of the letters, in which appears Selma, an inmate’s wife. More than an inspiration, she becomes an obsession for Zakir. He observes her, makes up stories, and imagines the worst to the extent that he puts himself at great risk.

Film Festivals

Awards - Karlovy Vary IFF (FEDEORA Award), Singapore IFF (Special Mention), Adana FF (Golden Boll in National Feature Film - Best Film Editing, and Best Supporting Actress), Ankara IFF (Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Critics' Award for Best Film), Duhok IFF (Silver Leaf - Best Director), Istanbul Independent FF (Jury Prize), Istanbul IFF (Best Editing, Best Screenplay)

Nominations - Karlovy Vary IFF (East of West Award), Singapore IFF (Silver Screen Award), Adana FF (Golden Boll in National Feature Film), Kayseri FF (Golden Sycamore)