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     2021 International Short Documentary Film Competition / Popular

    Turkey, 2020, 45’
    Scriptwriter and Director: Metin Akdemir
    DOP: Oguzhan Üstun
    Editor: Emre Kaya
    Producer: Irem Akbal & Emre Kaya

    The director believes that the women characters in Atıf Yılmaz’s films Dul Bir
    Kadın (1985), Kadının Adı Yok (1987) and Yavuz Özkan’s İki Kadın (1992) are
    involved in an implicit lesbian relationship and creates a documentary to
    investigate this hypothesis. As the director investigates this possibility by
    reaching out to the actors and screenwriters of these films, he simultaneously
    shoots new love scenes that fulfil this hypothesis, as new potential endings of
    these films. While examining the women characters that began to become more
    powerful in the 1980s through a queer perspective, the film questions the sexual
    policies of Yeşilçam at that time as it simultaneously depicts a new possibility
    in cinema’s screen of dreams.

    A queer activist, artist, and director, Metin Akdemir won national and
    international festival awards for his shorts, I’ve Come and I’m Gone (Ben Geldim
    Gidiyorum, 2011) and The Küpeli Baths (Küpeli, 2013). His films have been
    screened at numerous festivals, among them Sarajevo, IDFA and Jihlava. Akdemir
    produced works of art with the KaraPembe Queer Art Collective and participated
    in the organizing committee for LGBTQ+ themed contemporary art exhibitions since
    2012. He regularly puts together exhibitions featuring the work of queer feminist artists under the series titled, “Boundary-Less”, and is an active
    member of the drama queer Art Collective. He has recently completed his
    documentary work Scenes I Imagine that deals with censorship of queer desire in
    Turkish cinema.

    Screening: 17.09.2021, 17:30h, Theatre (Small Hall)

    • Listing ID: 1020