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14.03. - 20:30,
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16.03. - 17:00,
Lumiere

Director:  Dervis Zaim
Cinematography:  Ercan Yilmaz
Screenplay:  Dervis Zaim
Producer:  Dervis Zaim , Baran Seyhan
Music:  Mazlum Cimen
Cast:  Mehmet Ali Nuroglu , Serhat Kılıc , Settar Tanrıogen
Production:  Marathon Film/Sarmasik Sanatlar
International distribution:  Sarmasik Sanatlar
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Turkey , 2009, 88 min, color
Awards:  Sarajevo 2008 - "Competition"

Ahmet decides to help his friend Selim sell a rare 13th century Koran owned by his family. He puts Selim into contact with the local mafia, who promptly kidnap him and request the Koran as ransom from Selim's father, Veli Hoca. Hoca pays the ransom but when the dust from the shady affair has settled both Selim and the gangsters lie dead. Now Ahmet would like to make amends for his involvement in the crime. He tries to track down Selim's family but learns that Mr. Hoca is dead. Ahmet is racked by remorse but he can't find a way of exorcising his ghosts. He tries Selim's uncle, Humdallah...
Dot is the story of a man tormented by a crime he once committed, who now seeks to redeem himself. The action, which advances along an axis of crime and punishment, organically incorporates one of Turkeys traditional art forms, calligraphy, into the story. One of the most striking ways in which calligraphy marks both language and content is the films structure as a single, fluid shot.

Dervis Zaim
Dervis Zaim
Dervis Zaim was born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1964, graduated from Warwick University in England and studied Film Production in London. In 1995, his first novel, Ares in Wonderland, won the prestigious Yunus Nadi literary prize in Turkey. A year later he made an auspicious debut as a director with Somersault in a Coffin, which won various awards. All of his films have received honors and awards in film festivals around the world.
1996  Goats in a Coffin
2000  Elefants and Grass
2003  Mud
2006  Cenneti beklerken
2008  Dot
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