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    İşe Yarar Bir Şey

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    Turkey, France, Netherlands, Germany

    2017

    102 min

    • Turkish

    Drama

    Following a serendipitous meeting on a train through the rugged Turkish countryside, two women unite for a journey that will offer new insight into the importance of charting one's own path, wherever it may lead.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Basak Koklukaya
    Oyku Karayel
    Yigit Ozsener
    Screenplay
    Baris Bicakci
    Pelin Esmer
    Cinematography
    Gokhan Tiryaki
    Editing
    Pelin Esmer
    Evren Lus
    Production
    SINEFILM
    Pelin Esmer

    Pelin Esmer

    Turkey

    Pelin Esmer was born in Istanbul. Her debut film THE PLAY (2005) premiered in San Sebastian FF, screened over 50 festivals, received many awards including Best New Documentary Filmmaker award in Tribeca. 10 TO 11 (2009), selected by Cannes Cinéfondation, premiered in San Sebastian, released in Turkey, France, Germany. WATCHTOWER (2012) premiered in Toronto and Rotterdam, screened in many countries and different states of the USA. SOMETHING USEFUL (2017) received Best Screenplay award in Tallinn besides FIPRESCI, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress awards in Turkey. She has been invited to Berlin by DAAD in 2018, and her new film QUEEN LEAR (2019) was selected at the Sarajevo International Film Festival.

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