Albüm

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    Albüm

    Directed by

    Turkey

    2016

    99 min

    • Turkish

    Drama

    A couple in their late 30’s sets out to prepare a fake photo album of a pseudo pregnancy period in order to prove their biological tie to the baby they’re planning to adopt.

    Awards

    • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress (Irena Ivanova), Cineuropa Award, CICAE Award- Sarajevo FF
    • France 4 Visionary Award - La Semaine de la Critique
    • FIPRESCI Award (Best International First Film) - Jerusalem FF
    • Special Jury Prize - Belgrade Festival of Auteur Film

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Şebnem Bozoklu
    Murat Kılıç
    Muttalip Müjdeci
    Müfit Kayacan
    Zuhal Gencer Erkaya
    Rıza Akın
    Mihriban Er
    Şafak Karali
    Binnaz Ekren
    Screenplay
    Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
    Cinematography
    Marius Panduru
    Editing
    Ayhan Ergürsel
    Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
    Production
    KAMARA
    Sales
    THE MATCH FACTORY

    Press

    Elegantly opaque social satire.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Albüm brings us a filmmaker with a multitude of qualities.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Mehmet Can Mertoğlu

    Mehmet Can Mertoğlu

    Turkey

    I try to make sure that every frame contains its own little world, and to weave an invisible thread between the sequences.

    Mehmet Can Mertoğlu was born in Akhisar, Turkey in 1988. He studied Turkish Literature at the Bosphorus University. His first short THE SLOPE (2009) had its world premiere at the Edinburgh IFF. The film was also screened at Rotterdam, Montreal, Valdivia and Angers. He completed his second short, GLIMMER, in 2012. In 2016, his debut feature ALBÜM was awarded at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, Jerusalem FF as well as Sarajevo FF.

    Selected Filmography