Körfez (The Gulf)
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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: Turkey /Germany /Greece
Year: 2017


Körfez (The Gulf)

color/110 minutes

Director: Emre Yeksan. Screenplay: Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke. Cinematography: Jakub Giza. Editing: Selda Taşkın. Music: Ekin Fil. Cast: Ulaş Tuna Astepe, Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Merve Dizdar, Damla Ardal, Cem Zeynel Kılıç.

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.

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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. Körfez (The Gulf) is his feature directorial debut.







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