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My Only Sunshine

My Only SunshineOVERVIEW

Language: Turkish
Country of Origin: Turkey
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 121 minutes
Rights: Atlantik Film


CAST & CREW

Director: Reha Erdem
Producer: Omer Atay
Cinematographer: Florent Herry
Editor: Reha Erdem
Cast: Elit İşcan, Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Levend Yılmaz
Writer: Reha Erdem
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company

REVIEW

45th Antalya Film Festival - SİYAD (Cinema and Film Critics Association ) Special Prize

59th Berlin International Film Festival - "Tagesspiegel" Reader’s Jury - Best Film Award (Forum)

28th Istanbul International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Award

SYNOPSIS

Hayat (14), her father and bedridden grand father live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival trough a miscellany of not always lawful ventures. Beyond the motion and romance of the water, Hayat's life is harsh and unrelenting. But Hayat has an instinct for survival. Her capacity for courage, endurance and hope in the face of these trials suggest that there is Life despite the manifold injustice of an unjust world.