Turkey - Germany - France

118 min - DCP - 5.1 - B&W and Color

Official language : Turkish



Doga Karakas
Can Bartu Arslan
Ozan Çelik
Tansu Biçer
Didem Ellialti
Orhan Güner
Isilti Su Alyanak


Director– Nehir Tuna

Production – TN Yapim - Red Balloon Film - Cine-Sud Promotion

Score – Avi Medina

Image – Florent Herry, SBC

Editing – Ayris Alptekin

Sound – Simone Weber

Set – Vahhap Ayhan

Costumes– Didem Ellialti

VFX  - Philippe Perrot



Festivals & Awards

Venice Film Festival - 2023 - Orizzonti Competition



a film by :Nehir Tuna

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.


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