International premiere

Suna

Local title
Suna kahevahel
Director
Çiğdem Sezgin
Country
Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria
Year
2022
Programme
Critics' Picks Competition
Genre
drama
Subject
Society, relationships, women

The only way to survive for fifty-year-old Suna is to marry an older man, so she has a roof over her head and something to eat. But being a housewife is not really fulfilling for the strong woman. Getting depressed, she starts secretly drinking to escape the reality of this marriage. Light comes into her life when she meets a new neighbour who happens to be a film critic. His attention and smart conversations suddenly give Suna new energy and positive emotions.

In her second feature film, Turkish director Çiğdem Sezgin shows a beautiful and emotionally engaging portrait of a very strong woman, who is stuck in the old power structures of rural Turkish society. Main actress Nurcan Eren does an incredible performance, supported by a brilliant cast and sensitive camerawork.

Niki Nikitin

Director
Çiğdem Sezgin
Screenwriter
Çiğdem Sezgin
Cast
Nurcan Eren, Tatık Papuççuoğlu, Fırat Tanış, Erol Babaoğlu, Ezgi Coşkun
Producer
Betül Sezgin, Çiğdem Sezgin, Giovanna Ribes
DoP
Ersan Çapan
Music
Kemal Afşin
Production
Kule Film, Taranna Films, Baky Films Ltd.
Runtime
Language
Turkish
Subtitles
English
Director
Çiğdem Sezgin

Filmograafia Kasap havasi (Pulmatants, PÖFF 2016), Suna (2022)

Screenings

6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090401 / Suna kahevahel
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsÇiğdem Sezgin (Film Director), Betül Sezgin (Producer), Giovanna Ribes (CEO, Artist, Executive Producer), Nurcan Eren (Actress)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
6th Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening112302 / Suna kahevahel
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening131503 / Suna kahevahel
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker