Snow And The Bear / Kar Ve Ayı - 2022
In a small, snow-covered, remote town of Turkey winter has always been tough, but this year it doesn’t come to an end – in an almost surreal way. Leaving the roads blocked due to heavy snowfall. Rumor has it that bears have risen early from their winter-sleep and killed some animals around. Though no one has really seen them, people are afraid that they will come to the town soon. Aslı is a young nurse who has been appointed here recently for her obligatory service. One cold night, a man from the town goes missing. In this small town – where the biggest problem for the gendarme prior to the incident has been bats haunting the police station – the sudden disappearance of a man creates all sorts of rumors. Step by step, Aslı finds herself in the middle of a whirlwind of power relationships, secrets and doubts.
Merve Dizdar, Saygın Soysal, Asiye Dinçsoy, Erkan Bektaş
Best First Film, Best Actress (Antalya IFF 2022), Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Boğaziçi FF 2022)