Blue Bicycle

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    Blue Bicycle

    Mavi bisiklet

    Directed by

    Turkey, Germany

    2015

    94 min

    • Turkish

    Drama

    Ali lives with his mother and sister. When not at school, he works at a tire repair shop, gives his wage to his mother, and saves his tips to buy himself a blue bicycle. Ali´s father has lost his life, his body was found on the railroad tracks. The only witness to his death is Salim, the butler of the farm where he works. The semester holiday is over. School has just started. Ali is very happy to see his platonic love Elif. On the first day of school, butler Salim´s grandson Hasan is enrolled. Elif is the student president but the headmaster appoints Hasan as the interim president. Ali believes that Elif has been relieved from her role as president unfairly. He decides to put the money he saved for the blue bicycle into the campaign, which he starts working on with his friend Yusuf.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Selim Kaya
    Eray Kılınçarslan
    Katya Shenkova
    Fatih Koca
    Bahriye Arın
    Screenplay
    Ümit Köreken
    Nursen Çetin Köreken
    Cinematography
    Niklas Lindschau
    Editing
    Ali Aga
    Music
    C. Ozan Türkyılmaz
    Production
    DRAMA FILM PRODUKSIYON UMIT KOREKEN
    Ümit Köreken

    Ümit Köreken

    Turkey

    ÜMIT KÖREKEN was born in Akşehir in 1978. He studied Business Administration in university. He has been writing radio plays, short plays, stage plays, short stories, memoirs and scenarios. His plays and stories are published in many different outlets. His first book is published in 2011. He received film production training in 2011. He wrote and directed the Turkish-German co-production feature film BLUE BICYCLE (2015). The film participated in more than thirty national and international film festivals, including Berlin Film Festival and won many awards including the best film and best director. He is married and has two children.