by SELCEN ERGUN (TR, DE, CS 2022, 90`)
Drama, Suspense, Women, Nature
A small, snow-covered, remote town of Turkey... Winter has always been tough here, but this year it doesn’t come to an end – almost in a kind of surreal way. The rumor has it that bears have risen early from winter-sleep and killed some animals around. Aslı is a young nurse who was appointed here recently. One cold night, a man from the town, Hasan, goes missing.
In this small town – where the biggest previous problem for the gendarme has been the bats that haunt the police station – the sudden disappearance of a man creates all sorts of rumors. Step by step, Aslı finds herself in the middle of intertwined power relationships, secrets and doubts. This is the story of a young woman who has to find her way in a society conditioned by patriarchy and her crash-course in discovering a side of her that is as tough as the winter itself.
Directed by: Selcen Ergun
Written by: Selcen Ergun, Yeşim Aslan
Cinematographer: Florent Herry
Producer: Nefes Polat (Nefes' Films), Selcen Ergun (Albino Zebra Film)
Co-Producer: Michael Eckelt (Riva Film), Milos Ivanovic (Set Sail Film)
Cast: Merve Dizdar, Saygın Soysal, Asiye Dinçsoy, Erkan Bektaş