The Gulf

Original title: Körfez
Director: Emre Yeksan
Screenplay: Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke
Director of Photography: Jakub Giza
Editor: Selda Taşkın
Music: Ekin Fil
Country: Germany, Greece, Türkiye
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.

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