The three sisters Reyhan (20), Nurhan (16) and Havva (13) all live with their father in a remote village in central Anatolia. One after the other they are sent away to town to work as housemaids for their foster families, in the hope of improving their lives. However, all three are forced to return to the village due to unforeseen circumstances. When Reyhan returns home pregnant, her father Şevket hastily marries her off to the poor village shepherd. Havva comes back after the death of her foster-brother, who has been fighting a terminal illness. A few days after Havva’s return, Nurhan is brought back to the village by her foster-father Necati. For the first time in years, Reyhan, Havva and Nurhan are reunited.
Born in Ermenek, Turkey in 1974, he studied economics and history at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and has a PhD in Turkish modern history. His debut feature film Tepenin Ardi (Beyond the Hill, 2012) received numerous awards including the Caligari Film Prize at Berlinale Forum and Best Film at Asia Pacific Awards. His second film, Frenzy (2015), premiered in competition at the Venice International Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. He teaches modern history in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University.
Monday 21: Cervantes Theater, 7
pm (Press preference pass)
Tuesday 22: Calderón Theater, 4 pm
Wednesday 23: Carrión Theater,