dir. Ilksen Basarir

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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The tragic death of a patriarch leads to the revelation of a dark family secret.

Having moved to Istanbul from their small village ten years ago, married couple Erdem and Sevil and their now teenaged children are feeling the family ties that bind becoming particularly strained. When Erdem tragically dies in a traffic accident, Sevil and her children suddenly have to confront a dark family secret — one that they will have to bear the burden of for the rest of their lives. Ilksen Basarir's second feature is a searing drama that deals courageously with a social taboo that is rarely addressed in Turkish cinema.