Between Two Dawns
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    Between Two Dawns

    İki Şafak Arasinda

    Directed by

    Turkey, France, Romania, Spain


    91 min

    • Turkish


    After a worker is severely injured in their family business, Kadir is forced into making a moral decision, which will have an impact on his dreams, his family and the life of the injured worker’s wife.


    • Dr. Avni̇ Tolunay Special Jury Award - Antalya IFF
    • Best Film - Torino FF


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    Selman Nacar
    Tudor Panduru
    Bugra Dedeoglu
    Melik Kuru
    Selman Nacar


    This is a strong debut from Nacar, whose interest lies in creating moral dilemmas and showing how those with power will do anything to retain their position, no matter the cost.

    Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

    Selman Nacar

    Selman Nacar


    I think that cinema cannot fully answer almost anything but is a great tool to make the audience ponder some questions. I believe cinema can have an indirect and profound effect, instead of a direct and superficial one.

    Selman Nacar is a filmmaker, with an MFA in Directing from Columbia University in New York City. He gave lectures on fictional filmmaking at the same university. He graduated from İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law in 2015, and from Faculty of Film in 2016. He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent 2019, and the First Films First 2020. Selman is the founder of Kuyu Film, a production company that produced the films THE PILLAR OF SALT (2018) and BELONGING (2019), both of which have premiered at the Berlin Film Festival Forum Section. He made the short film ALEX (2018) and his feature debut BETWEEN TWO DAWNS (2021) premiered at San Sebastian FF and won top prize at Torino FF. Selman is currently working on his second feature film HESITATION WOUND.

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