The Pigeon

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    The Pigeon

    Güvercin

    Directed by

    Turkey

    2018

    76 min

    • Turkish

    Fiction

    ‘Maverdi. Won’t you talk to them? Why are you not going over there? They are your kind.’

    On a rooftop in Adana, Yusuf cares for the pigeons in his dovecote. His favourite bird is called Maverdi. To lure it even closer, he sometimes puts a seed between his lips for it to peck. The light grey pigeon is an outsider in the dovecote, just as Yusuf is in society, where he has to face ignorance and violence. The young man’s face rarely brightens up, and the pressure from his brother to go out to work makes things even worse.

    Awards

    • Best Director - Sofia IFF
    • Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Award, Best Original Music (Canset Özge) - Istanbul FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Kemal Burak Alper
    Ruhi Sarı
    Michal Elia Kamal
    Demet Genç
    Mazlum Taşkıran
    Evren Erler
    Emin Özdenvar
    Maverdi
    Screenplay
    Banu Sıvacı
    Cinematography
    Arda Yıldıran
    Editing
    Mesut Ulutaş
    Music
    Canset Özge Can
    Production
    ANAGRAF FILM
    Sales
    WIDE MANAGEMENT
    Banu Sıvacı

    Banu Sıvacı

    Turkey

    Born in Adana, Turkey in 1987, she studied fine arts with a focus on painting at Çukurova University in Adana. She has worked on various films as an assistant director and has directed several short films.