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We are so glad to share with you that the 5th completed film which was developed within the framework of Goethe-Institut\’s FIRST FILMS FIRST training program;

Nazl─▒ Elif Durlu\’s feature debut ZUHAL will have its national and world premiere in the national competition of Turkey\’s oldest film festival Antalya Golden Orange FF.┬á

The film is a Turkey-Germany co-production produced by Anna Maria Aslano─člu (istos film, TURKEY) and co-producers are Jamila Wenske (Achtung Panda!, Germany), Tanay Abbaso─člu (TN Yap─▒m, TURKEY), Tolga Kara├želik (Kara├želik Film, TURKEY) and ├ľyk├╝ Canl─▒ (Yumurta Yap─▒m Sanat, TURKEY)

ZUHAL is an upper-middle-class woman with a nice job and house in Istanbul  and a long-term relationship. Her ordinary life, spent with daily troubles, business rushes and phone calls with her boyfriend on a trip, changes when she hears a cat meowing one night. Because of this meow, which she believes is coming from a flat, she is forced to communicate with her neighbours, whom she deliberately avoids. However, she cannot convince anyone of the existence of this voice. 

The film is financed by Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund and Film Independent (Fiscal Sponsor) as well as having been awarded in co-production markets like When East Meets West and Meetings On The Bridge. 

Huge congratulations to Nazlı and the team behind ZUHAL! For more info click here. 


Festivals, be aware, film still did not have its international premiere!

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