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KÖRFEZ / The Gulf

KÖRFEZ / The Gulf

Leaving behind a ruined career and a bitter divorce, Selim returns to his hometown Izmir. Unwilling to make plans for the future, he wanders around revisiting his past: family, schoolmates, an ex-lover. He runs into Cihan, a friend from the military service, an idler with a charming energy. As people start leaving Izmir due to a terrible smell caused by a mysterious maritime accident, Selim finds himself gradually drawn to a new world where he will go back embracing the possibilities of life. (Venice International Fillm Critics' Week)

Emre Yeksan
Emre Yeksan (1981) graduated in film studies from the Mimar Sinan University and from the University of Paris – La Sorbonne. He worked as a producer in Paris and moved back to Istanbul in 2008, where he also started developing his own projects. "The Gulf" is his feature directorial debut.

Film Selection: Körfez (The Gulf, 2017)

Competition Fiction 2018

Emre Yeksan

Turkey / Germany / Greece 2017
DCP / color
110 minutes

Kuba Giza
Selda Taşkın
Eren Erşipal, Fatih Rağbet, Eli Haligua

Ekin Fil
Ulaş Tuna Astepe,
 Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Merve Dizdar, Damla Ardal, Cem Zeynel Kılıç
Anna Maria Aslanoğlu



Istos Film, BirFilm, Homemade Films, Kundschafter Filmproduktion
World Sales

Istos Film

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Fillm Critics' Week 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film 2018
powered by Linz Kultur & Land Oberösterreich / Kultur
Special Jury Award - €2.500,-