by NECIP CAGHAN ÖZDEMIR (TR 2021, 97')
Vural’s life is the epitome of mundanity. Born and raised in a pious family, he performs his duties as a father to a young boy, a breadwinning husband, and a caring son to a sick father, with whom he runs a photography shop across from the American Consulate in Istanbul. Upholding family traditions, he preaches the lessons of a righteous life to his son. Yet Vural has a secret, a minor transgression of his faith: an affair with Sonay, a young woman who visits his shop for passport pictures that she needs in order to apply for a visa to the US.
Sonay dreams of leaving and finding her luck elsewhere. Her dreams, however, shatter. In her emotional distress she confronts Vural, creating a threat to his uncomplicated living. Vural is faced with a hard choice: deal with the consequences of the sin he committed or cover it up and go down the dark path of a complete loss of morality.
Written and directed by: Necip Çağhan Özdemir
Cinematographer: Hayk Kirakosyan
Producer: Ahmet Berk Özdemir (Ganador Film Production Company)
Cast: Mert Firat, Ece Çeşmioğlu, Inanç Konukçu, Rıza Akin, Kubilay Tuncer et al.