World Premiere: 2021 Shanghai International Film Festival (Golden Goblet International Competition)
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 his sick father, with whom he runs a photography shop across the American Consulate in Istanbul. Continuing the family traditions, he preaches the lessons of the 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 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, putting a threat on his uncomplicated living. Vural is faced with a hard choice: to deal with the consequences of the sin he committed or to cover it up and go down the dark path of dealing with his 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.