Original title: The Gulf Director: Emre Yeksan Screenplay: Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke Director of Photography: Jakub Giza Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu Editor: Selda Taşkın Music: Ekin Fil Country: Germany, Greece, Turkey Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 110 Language: Turkish Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: istos film Section: Ozvěny Balkánu
Selim leaves Istanbul after a divorce and returns to his hometown. Daily, he bumps into family members, an ex-girlfriend, or friends he barely remembers. His lethargy ends only with a catastrophic fire and the subsequent stench that pervades and harasses the whole area. While everybody is packing, Selim tries to discover the source of the smell. This debut feature is partly based on Yeksan's own experiences and leads to surprisingly surreal heights.