Album

Album

Album

Director: Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
Script: Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
Director of Photography: Marius Panduru
Producer: Yoel Meranda, Eytan İpeker
Editing: Ayhan Ergürsel, Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
Sound: Bruno Tarrière
Cast: Murat Kılıç, Şebnem Bozoklu, Rıza Akın, Mihriban Er

Turkey, France, Romania / Fiction / 104' / 35 mm / Color / 2016

A married couple nearing their forties stage a false pregnancy, whose stages they document in a photo album, in order to hide from the people around them that they are adopting a baby.

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Mehmet Can Mertoğlu was born in Akhisar, Turkey in 1988. He studied Turkish Literature at the Bogazici (Bosphorus) University. His short films The Slope and Glimmer screened at various film festivals all around the world including Rotterdam, Edinburgh and Montreal.
His debut feature Album had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week in 2016. Album has awarded at Cannes, as well as Sarajevo, Seville, Jerusalem and Adana.

Filmography

Albüm 2016
Fer 2011 (Kısa / Short)
Yokuş 2008 (Kısa / Short)

Festivals Attended

Cannes Film Festival (Semaine de la Critique), Sarajevo Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Belgrade Auteur Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Bergen Film Festival, Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest, Festival del Cinema Europeo, Tbilisi International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Zinebi, Bogota International Film Festival, Festival de Cine de Lima, Festival Ciné32 Indépendance (s) et Création

Awards

69th Cannes Film Festival Semaine de la Critique - Prix Révélation France4
22nd Sarajevo Film Festival - Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film, Cineuropa Award, CICAE Award
33rd Jerusalem Film Festival - Best International First Feature
13th Sevilla (New Waves Section) - Special Award
7th Piran - Best First Feature
22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

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