Merry-Go-Round

“The situation is not specific to Turkey; such cases also exist in the rest of the world. Although incest has different meanings in different cultures, it is almost always treated as invisible, a taboo which is not talked about and ignored (…)And for us, ignoring this problem is like taking a part in it. That’s why we wanted to make this movie, not to take part in this crime.” İlksen Başarır. Erdem, Sevil and their children, Edip and Sevgi, live in a small town. But when Sevil’s mother has a stroke, they move to Istanbul and life begins changing. Edip has spent the last 10 years at boarding school and grown away from home, while Erdem is still chasing his lifelong dream of becoming a good writer. Noticing the sudden change in Sevgi’s behaviour, her moodiness and detachment, Sevil starts questioning certain incidents at home and discovers the dark secret behind Sevil’s closed doors. Erdem is killed in a car accident and his death unleashes more new secrets in the family. Sevil, who notices quickly changing behaviors, schizoid mood and unhappiness of Sevgi, interrogates some events experienced at home and then explores the dark secret behind the closed doors. Erdem dies in a traffic accident. His death causes new secrets to arise in the family.
Turkey
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2010


Script
İlksen Başarır
Mert Fırat

Cinematography
Hayk Kırakosyan
R.G.C.

Editing
Erkan Özekan

Production
Hazal Dut

Cast
Mert Fırat
Narcissus Öztürk
Sercan Badur
Zeynep Oral

Music
Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç

Awards
Behlül Dal Special Jury Award Antalya
Best script

Festivals
16th Festival on Wheels
TURKEY 2010