by Ilker Çatak

Fiction | 2014 | altro | 25 min.

Date thursday 16 july

Location Castello di San Pelagio - DUE CARRARE (PD), via San Pelagio, 34


Istanbul 2014: Asli, a young woman, gives shelter to a political activist, who got into a fight with the cops. The police investigates on the case and ends up questioning Asli and her family. The situation escalates as she is not willing to cooperate.


Ilker Çatak was born in 1984 in Berlin. He then lives in Istanbul where he does his Abitur before moving back to Berlin to study film&television directing. His bachelor thesis on the turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan was published in 2010. In 2011 he was granted a scholarship from German national TV where he wrote his first feauture film. In the meantime he also directs commercials. In 2012 he took a Master‘s Degree in film directing at the Hamburg Media School. The last short film he directed, „Where We Are“, received the best short film award of the Murnau foundation, the Max-Ophüls Award in 2014 and was one of the ten finalists for the 2014 Student Academy Award.

Ilker Çatak
Georg Lippert
Georg Lippert
Jan Ruschke
Hamburg Media School
Hamburg Media School

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