SEE selection July 14, 2024

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YURT
  • Director:

    Nehir Tuna

  • Writer:

    Nehir Tuna

  • 2023

    114 min. (16+)

- Cinematographer
Florent Herry
- Editor
Ayris Alptekin
- Cast
Doga Karakas, Can Bartu Arslan, Ozan Celik, Tansu Bicer, Didem Ellialti, Orhan Guner, Isilti Su Aylanak
- Producer
Tanay Abbasoglu, Dorothe Beinemeier, Thierry Lenouvel
- Production Company
TN Yapim, Red Balloon Film, Cine-Sud Promotion
- Country
Turkiye, Germany, France
- Language
Turkish, English

1997, the tensions between religious and secular Turks are increasing. Fourteen-year-old Ahmet is sent by his recently converted father to an Islamic dormitory, a “Yurt”, to learn Muslim values. Ahmet works hard to be the perfect son, but he has trouble fitting in with rough kids at the Yurt, and feels isolated in his day secular school, where he hides his new home from his classmates. His only solace is a new friend Hakan, a street-smart kid who knows how to work the Yurt system. Together they dream of making their own decisions.