The Moustache

Biyik

dir. Belmin Söylemez

The Moustache

Biyik

dir. Belmin Söylemez

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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Filmmaker Belmin Söylemez investigates the complex masculine iconography of the moustache in Turkish culture.

For Turkish men, wearing a moustache is at once a badge of pride, a sign of power, a tradition passed from generations, and a marker of manhood and political affiliation. Through interviews with men in Istanbul and Kahramanmaras (in Anatlio), Belmin Söylemez sketches an intriguing portrait of contemporary representations of Turkish masculinity.