Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can’t help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation and human suffering.
Cast summary: Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Hayat Van Eck, Turgut Tuncalp, Tuba Büyüküstün.
Istanbul Kirmizisi (2017)
Deniz, an acclaimed author, is writing a book about his family and friends. He asks Orhan for critics. The day Orhan came to Istanbul from London, Deniz disappears. Orhan, Deniz’s friend Neval and Deniz’s lover Yusuf tries to find Deniz.
Cast summary: Halit Ergenç, Tuba Büyüküstün, Nejat Isler.
Dar Elbise (2016)
Lisa is a young designer from Paris. She is starting to work as an independent designer and she wants to make a fashion show. A friend of her, a girl named Hêlin persuades Lisa to make the show in Diyarbakir, telling her that in there you can find the most beautiful girls to parade as models.
Cast summary: Ahmed Adel, Tuba Büyüküstün, Caner Cindoruk.
Rüzgârin Hatiralari (2015)
Addresses the issues of ethnicity and belonging and conveys how it feels to be across the borders, not only in terms of dislocating out of the borders of a country but also in terms of struggling to exist at the margins of a society.
Cast summary: Tuba Büyüküstün, Onur Saylak, Sofiya Khandamirova, Mustafa Ugurlu.
In the heart of Istanbul, the forest of nothingness and a megacity, Omar and his daughter struggle for their lives after fleeing the war in Syria.
Cast summary: Selim Bayraktar, Tuba Büyüküstün, Mustafa Ugurlu.
Yüregine Sor (2010)
A love affair threatened by a barrier as great as itself… Can differences of faith stand in the way of an innocent love affair? Two young people, Esma and Mustafa, fall in love. For them, the future only has meaning if they are together. Failing this, life is meaningless. However, overhanging their love is a barrier unique to the period and location: Mustafa is a clandestine Christian, when everyone including Esma thinks he is Muslim. In the meantime, the Ottoman Empire introduces a series of reforms giving Christians the same rights as Muslims.
Cast summary: Tuba Büyüküstün, Kenan Ece, Hakan Eratik.
Five high school students plans to steal University Entrance Exam booklets.
Cast summary: Güven Kiraç, Ayda Aksel, Betül Alganatay.
Babam ve Oglum (2005)
The family of a left-wing journalist is torn apart after the military coup of Turkey in 1980.
Cast summary: Eser Sariyar, Çetin Tekindor, Fikret Kuskan.