KAFES / THE CAGE
90 min., Turkey
Director: Cemil Ağacıkoğlu
Producer: Sezgi Üstün San
After getting expelled unjustly from his job, an ex-police officer fights to clear his name to join back to the force but struggles to overcome the paranoia and darkness growing in him.
TARLA / THE FIELD
85', 2016, Turkey
Production: Galata Film, Sezgi Üstün San (Sezzfilm)
Driven into a spiral of debt because of his ambition, Tarık´s life begins to fall apart with the seizure orders issued for his home and workplace when he fails to pay his debts. Suffocating under the pressure from his bank and a loan shark, and on the brink of divorce with his wife, he intends to fight to the end. Selling the field back in his hometown is the last resort, and he visits his parents to persuade them. His father is unwilling at first, but with his mother´s insistence, accepts to let their son sell the field, the only remaining piece of land they own. The family urges him to take his younger brother Emre to İstanbul to help him out, and Tarık reluctantly heads to İstanbul with him. As the two brothers dig up unresolved events from their past and head into conflict, they are also drawn together closer than ever.