written & directed by Yeşim Ustaoğlu director of photography Michael Hammon production design by Osman Özcan costiume design by Seda Yilmaz, Şenay Citak make-up by Canel Karadağ music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz edited by Agnieszka Glińska PSM co-producers Eliza Oczkowska, Klaudia Śmieja produced by Ustaoglu Productions (Turkey), Una Film (Germany), Aeroplan Film (Poland), Slot Machine (France) distribution in Poland Madness
cast Funda Eryiğit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Okan Yalabık, Serkan Keskin, Sema Poyraz
Turkey, Germany, Poland, France 2016
A shocking psychological drama about the encounter of two Turkish women coming from different worlds. Living in a seemingly happy marriage, the charismatic Chehnaz is a psychiatrist in a remote seaside town. One day, young Elmas is placed under Chehnaz’s care in a state of shock, having been forced by her father to marry a distant cousin. Chehnaz begins Elmas’ difficult therapy; she tries to reach out to the young woman, who by then has been charged with the murder of her husband and tyrant mother-in-law, yet has no recollection of those fateful events. The meeting of these two women will change both their lives.