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SAF

SAF

The Fikirtepe district of Istanbul. Urban transformation is sweeping away the poor communities, and Syrian refugees take shelter in deserted buildings. Kamil and his wife Remziye risk losing their home. Unemployed for a long time, Kamil has no choice but to secretly accept a job on a construction site. Not only is he taking the job from a Syrian refugee, he's also working for the company that's destroying the area next door. Oppression and anxiety in his neighborhood and at work, where he's accepted the low wages paid to refugees, gradually transform him. When Kamil disappears, Remziye has to face the consequences of his actions. (Cineuropa)

Ali Vatansever 
Ali Vatansever was born in Istanbul. He studied industrial design at Istanbul Technical University and film at Istanbul Bilgi University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He made his directorial debut with ”El Yazýsý “(2012). “Saf” is his second film. 

Film Selection: Saf (2018) - El Yazýsý (2012)

Competition Fiction

Ali Vatansever

Turkey / Germany / Romania 2018
102 minutes
Turkish/Arabic
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editing
Evren Luş
Sound
Alexandru Dumitru
Cast
Saadet Işil Aksoy, Erol Afşin, Onur Buldu, Ummu Putgul, Kida Ramadan
Producers
Selin Vatansever Tezcan, Oya Özden, Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann, Anamaria Antoci

Trailer
Website

Production

Terminal Film, 2Pilots Film, 4 Proof Film
World Sales

Doc & Film International

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere