Belonging

Direction
Year 
2019
Country
  • Turkey 
  • Canada 
Runtime
72min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Belonging is a contemporary thriller that maps out a criminal case, though it’s the very opposite of a genre film. In a voice-over delivered in the sober tone of a confession, a man reconstructs the murder of his future mother-in-law. Acting on the wishes of her daughter, his lover, he hired a contract killer to murder her because she opposed their relationship. All that the film shows are the many locations that make up the tragedy: a tidy apartment, the bus station in Ankara, the parking lot, the hallway, the murder victim’s bed… On the way back to Istanbul, the motorway by night becomes a screen onto which the terrible inner torment of someone with a life on his conscience is projected. Then the film changes perspective and shows how the lovers met and what preceded the bloody deed.

Details

  • Original Title
    Aidiyet
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Burak Çevik
  • Cinematography
    Barış Aygen
  • Editing
    Burak Çevik
  • Music
    Mine Pakel
  • Runtime
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • Turkey
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale Forum 2019
    • Fajr Film Festival
    • Transilvania Film Festival
    • FIRST Film Festival
    • Sarajevo Film Festival
    • Thessaloniki Film Festival
    • Vancouver Film Festival
    • La Plata Festi-Freak
    • Sao Paulo Film Festival
    • Dokufest
  • Awards
    • Best Film and Screenplay - Bogaziçi Film Festival
    • Emerging International Filmmaker - Open City Documentary Festival

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