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Not Knowing

World Premiere: 2019 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

Not Knowing

Not Knowing

Not Knowing

By LEYLA YILMAZ (TR 2019, 95’)

LGBTIQ+, Drama, Coming of Age 

Synopsis

Umut is a gentle and quiet high-school senior, trying to live his life in a complicated world. His parents, Selma and Sinan, are frustrated with each other after years of marriage. All three are dissatisfied with their lives. When a rumor starts regarding his orientation, Umut refuses to comment, feeling the world has no right to know either way. While Selma and Sinan pull at the edges of their relationship, Umut’s situation spirals out of control, until one day he disappears. As they search for their son, Selma & Sinan come to realize that they have been lost themselves. Facing an uncertain future, they must come to terms with  their lack of answers to life.

Credits

Written and directed by Leyla Yilmaz
Cinematographer: Meryem Yavuz
Producer: Ates Ilyas Bassoy; Christopher Elsey; Evrengul Parlar; Leyla Yilmaz
Cast: Emir Ozden; Senan Kara; Yurdaer Okur; Levent Üzümcü et al.


Antalya Golden Orange International Film Festival - Audience Award
Istanbul International Film Festival
Adana International Film Festival - Best Director
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Adana International Film Festival - Critics Award
Adana International Film Festival - Best Actress
Adana International Film Festival - New Actor Award
Ankara International Film Festival - Best Film
Ankara International Film Festival - Best Supporting Actress
Ankara International Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor
Taormina International Film Festival
aGLIFF Prism Film Festival
Kyiv International Film Festival KINOLITOPYS - Best Actor
Queer Film Fest Rostock
QFest Houston
Outshine Film Festival
Seoul Pride International Film Festival
Iris Prize LGBT Film Festival Cardiff - Best Actress
Transition international queer minorities film festival