Silent / Sessiz - Be Deng
L. Rezan Yeşilbaş, Turkey, 2012.
Directed by: L. Rezan Yeşilbaş
Script: L. Rezan Yeşilbaş
Producer: L.Rezan Yeşilbaş
Cinematography: Türksoy Gölebeyi
Editing: Buğra Dedeoğlu – Rezan Yeşilbaş
Cast: Belçim Bilgin, Cem Bender
Format: video
Running time: 14'

The year is 1984. Zeynep, who lives in Diyarbakır with her three children, wants to visit her husband in prison. Zeynep is only able to speak her mother tongue ‘Kurdish’; however only the Turkish language is allowed to be spoken in prison, so she’s unable to utter a word there. On the other hand, she wants to bring a new pair of shoes to her husband but it’s forbidden to bring anything to prisoners from outside...

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2012 - Golden Palm for best short film
Sapporo Film Festival and Market 2012 – Best Screenplay Award
Melbourne International Film Festival 2012 - Best Fiction Film Award
Osian's Cinefan-Film Festival 2012 - Best Short Film
Dokufest 2012 - Jury Special Prize
Akbank Short Film Festival 2012 - Best Short Film
Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Competition 2012 - Best Short Film
Curta Vila Do Conde International Film Festival 2012
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2012
Sarajevo Film Festival 2012
European Academy Awards 2012

Directors Biography
Rezan Yeşilbaş completed his BA in Cinema and TV Department at İstanbul Marmara University in 2008. He is currently studying for M.A in same department. He wrote and directed his first short film Hüküm (The Judgement) of his Triology of Women in 2008. Rezan Yeşilbaş is recipient of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism script development grant for his feature film project Mesafeler (Distances, 2010) and production fund for his second short film of the Triology Sessiz (Silent, 2012) Golden Palm winner at 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Friday, October 19th at 10.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Friday, October 19th at 19.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Sunday, October 21st at 13.00
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