My Sister

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    My Sister

    Ablam

    Directed by

    Turkey

    2019

    22 min

    • Turkish

    Short

    Elif is 10 years old and her sister Ayse is 13 years old. A sticky summer in Istanbul in the mid-1980s. Elif spends her time finding green spaces between construction sites and playing freely. Ayşe is trying to see her newly appearing breasts in the bathroom mirror and falls and injures her leg. Elif does not understand her sister's angry at her constantly; Unhappy and frustrated Ayse as if she could not reach, in another land.

    Awards

    • Best Short Film - Antalya FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Devrim Eylem Şeker
    Defne Karagöz
    Ayşe Ayça Yeniay
    Çiğdem Aksüt
    Gizem Taştan
    Screenplay
    Burcu Aykar
    Cinematography
    Barış Özbiçer
    Editing
    Doruk Kaya
    Production
    AMPERSAND FILM
    Burcu Aykar

    Burcu Aykar

    Turkey

    Aykar was born in 1977 in Istanbul. She graduated from Boğaziçi University Psychology Department. She holds a master's degree in film theory from the University of Southampton. Previously, she distributed films with the SIR Film Company and was the editor-in-chief of Total Film magazine. She wrote and directed the short films BIRTH (2008) and DEATH (2009) with Uygar Şirin. Altyazı continues to contribute to cinema magazines with her film writings. MY SISTER (2019) is her latest film.