Çoğunluk

Majority

 
Twenty-one-year-old Mertkan has a stable but unfulfilling life in Istanbul: living at home with his parents, working as an office boy in his father‘s construction company, hanging out with his buddies in shopping malls and discos. When he meets Gül, a Kurdish girl from Eastern Turkey, awkward Mertkan starts to become a bit more self-confident, and it seems possible that he could break away from his oppressive parents. But Mertkan‘s domineering father opposes any association with „those people who only want to divide our country“. Will Mertkan be strong enough to avoid becoming the kind of man that his father wants him to be?

Director's Biography
SEREN YÜCE, geb. 1975, in Istanbul studierte an der Bilkent Universität in Ankara. Er wirkte als 1. Assistent bei Fernsehserien (1999-2005) und einer Reihe von Filmproduktionen mit: Takva / A Man’s Fear of God, Regie Özer Kiziltan, 2006, Yasamin kiyisinda / The Edge of Heaven, 2007, von Fatih Akin und Pandoranin kutusu / Pandora’s Box, 2008, von Regisseurin Yeşim Ustaoğlu, der bei Crossing Europe 2009 gezeigt wurde. Majority ist sein Spielfilmdebüt und wurde in Venedig mit einem Löwen der Zukunft ausgezeichnet.

Filme (Auswahl): Çoğunluk (Majority, 2010)
Competition Fiction 2011
Seren Yüce
Turkey 2010
color
102 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Seren Yüce
Cinematography Barış Özbiçer
Editing Mary Stephen
Sound/Sounddesign Mustafa Bölükbaşı
With Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Settar Tanrıögen, Nihal Koldaş, Esme Madra, İlhan Hacıfazlıoğlu, Cem Zeynel Kılıç, Feridun Koç, Mehmet Ünal, Erkan Can
Production
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