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Synopsis: The story tells short parts of two middle aged women in two different countries who can’t have children because of two different sickness. It tells the violence of society against woman just as violence of men against women and violence of women against women, it also makes us face the destruction of the fact that women who the society sees as “other” can be seen as worthless because not having children. The movie which takes the topic in minimal way says “God is dead, we killed him”, the quote of Nietzche, it also explains the topic in a way that what kills the God is the twisted society and selfish people who created that society. n the other hand, with the help of another woman, our other character, who can cope with this problem, finishes the movie with hope. Just as J. P. Sartre says, life begins at the other side of despair.

Rated

Family Friendly

Language

Turkish/Farsi/Laz Laz (Laz in Turkey's eastern Black Sea coast from the Rize province in the market district Melyat Creek and spoken by the Laz people living shared by far the Sarp village with Georgia, Turkey and thought to be a continuation of the ancient Colchis language, Zanik is a South Caucasian languages.)

Run Time

14 minutes

Starring

Rabia BALCI
Nazire EKİCİ

Directed by

Merve KUŞ MATARACI

Prod. Company

MKM FILM PRODUCTION

Director's Statement

The story tells short parts of two middle aged women in two different countries who can’t have children because of two different sickness. It tells the violence of society against woman just as violence of men against women and violence of women against women, it also makes us face the destruction of the fact that women who the society sees as “other” can be seen as worthless because not having children. The movie which takes the topic in minimal way says “God is dead, we killed him”, the quote of Nietzche, it also explains the topic in a way that what kills the God is the twisted society and selfish people who created that society. n the other hand, with the help of another woman, our other character, who can cope with this problem, finishes the movie with hope. Just as J. P. Sartre says, life begins at the other side of despair.

Director's Bio

She was born in 1989 in Gaziantep.

At the age of 18, he wrote and directed her first short film “Losing”.

In 2010, he graduated from Anadolu University Theology Faculty. (Associate Degree)

In 2011, she graduated from Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University / Radio-TV Technologies Department.

During her university years, she wrote the scripts and directed ‘Gap’, ‘Breast Milk’, ‘Probability’, “A Night in Palestine ’and‘ Barrier-Free ’. (2009-2011)

After her university life, she settled in Istanbul to gain experience.

Over the course of 5 years, she has worked as an assistant director in several TV series and feature films and continued to work on short films.

In 2016; She directed the 7th short film “Sealed Stone”

In 2020, She finished the shootings of short film named “The Core” in Iran and Turkey. Her latest short film is currently competing at various National and International Film Festivals.

Nominations

Lisbon Film Randezvous - Lisbon Film Randezvous - 2020

Semi-Finalist

Asian Cinematography Awards - Philippines - 2020

Finalist

Kosıce İnternational Monthly Film Festival - Slovakia - 2020

Finalist

Official selection

Prag İnternational Monthly Film Festival - Czech Republic - 2020

Country of Origin

Turkey

Production Year

2020

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