motherland

 

Directed by: Senem Tuzen (2015)

 

Synopsis

Nesrin is an urban, 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.

 

Festivals

Venice Film Festival "Critics’ Week", Italy (2015)

Warsaw Film Festival "Competition 1-2", Polnd (2015)

Adana Film Festival, Turkey(2015)

Reykjavik Film Festival "New Vision", Iceland (2015)

Haifa Film Festival "East of the West", Israel (2015)

Thessaloniki Film Festival "Official Selection", Greece (2015)


Awards

Adana Film Festival
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best Actress
SİYAD Best Film (awarded by the Turkish Film Critics’ Association)
FİLM-YÖN Best Director (awarded by the Turkish Directors’ Association)

 

Warsaw Film Festival
FIPRESCI Award
NETPAC Best Asian Film Award

 

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
UNESCO Award nominee
Best Screenplay Award nominee

 

Trailer

 

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