Black&White

“For me, Black & White is a perennial home. To call it simply a bar would be an injustice. Before me is an unfailingly warm film which makes a strength of its naivety and derives coherence from its own completeness. How many films do you know of where city, location and people are so inextricably interwoven?” Hasan Bülent Kahraman A painter with a turbulent history, fiercely committed to his ideals and still averse to settling down despite his 70 years; a lawyer who packed in his job after suffering a heart attack and now pursues a quiet life looking after his pet snail; a doctor already disenchanted with his profession and now discarded by his wife; a career woman braving life on her own, who has made loneliness a lifestyle. These characters are all patrons of Black & White, an Ankara bar that has been around for 25 years, and in a sense the bar is their last haven. The owner, meanwhile, is the irritable, easily offended but utterly lovable Faruk… Black & White is a film about the awareness of growing old, friendship, sensitivity and the finer details of life.

Turkey
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2010


Script
Ahmet Boyacıoğlu

Cinematography
Özgür Eken

Editing
Selda Taşkın

Production
Ali Akman

Cast
Derya Capsize
Erkan Can
Muzaffer Özdemir
Nejat İşler
Riza Sonmez
Serhat Tutumluer
Şevval Sam
Taner Birsel
Tuncel Kurtiz

Music
Cem Anıl
Exit
MŞŞ
Onur Yüce
Sarp Maden
Şevval Sam

Awards
Special Award of the Jury Mannheim Heidelberg

Festivals
16th Festival on Wheels
GE-F
TURKEY 2010