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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: Turkey 
Year: 2016


Babamin Kanatlari

101 min, color

Director Kıvanç Sezer Screenplay Kıvanç Sezer Cinematography Joerg Gruber Editing Andrew Bird Umut Sakallioglu Kivanc Sezer Music Bajar Cast Menderes Samancilar, Musab Ekici, Tansel Öngel, Kübra Kip

Ibrahim works construction on a luxury high-rise apartment building; the pay is irregular but the income supports his family, who live with relatives outside town. The unexpected diagnosis of lung cancer, however, throws his life off balance, depriving him of any guarantees for even the immediate future. When a rumor gets around that the construction company paid handsome compensation to the family of an employee who lost his life in a tragic work accident, Ibrahim begins to entertain an audacious idea. This exceptionally mature directorial debut outlines the dangers of a system that forces workers to sacrifice their lives to the interests of economic development. In a world full of dreams and desires, where the future can be a lucrative commodity, My Father's Wings demonstrates the dignity of a man who has run out of hope for the future, highlighting his inner strength as he contemplates sacrificing himself for his family.

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Kıvanc Sezer


Kıvanc Sezer was born in 1982, in Ankara. He studied engineering at university before moving to Italy to take up a career as a filmmaker. He studied editing in Italy for two years at the prestigious Cineteca di Bologna. While there he met a number of important directors who inspired his work. He returned home to Turkey in 2009, making a living as an editor on TV projects and documentaries. In addition, he has created several shorts that have been screened at a variety of domestic and international venues. “My Father’s Wings” represents his first foray into features as a director..



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