Independent Feature Film | 2018-2020 | Coming of Age, Drama, Social Drama | Germany

Shooting data

Filming regionsTurkey

Project data

Length of movie105 Min.

Brief synopsis

Since the death of his parents, the teenage Burak lives with his uncle Cemil and grandmother in a remote Turkish village town. They try to make a living by selling pomegranates, but while the religious Cemil is satisfied to live his life in poverty, Burak struggles to find a way to leave for the city and go to university. When the grandmother gets sick, both have to make tough decisions that will change their lives.

(GFQ, German Films Quarterly)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Burak AydinBurak [L]
Numan CakirCemil [L]


ColoristMarco Zanoni
Director of photographyChris Hirschhäuser
1st assistant cameraSven Fuhrken
DirectorSevgi Hirschhäuser
ComposerShaul Bustan
Sound re-recording mixerTim Höfer
Sound designerTim Höfer

Production companies

Deerhouse Film, Chris & Sevgi Hirschhäuser [de]


Film Processing/TransfersNative.D, Paszek & Zanoni GbR [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Chris Hirschhäuser2020Ischia Film Festival [it]Epomeo Award for Best CinematographyWinner
Chris Hirschhäuser2020Florence Film Awards (May-Edition) [it]Best CinematographyWinner
Chris Hirschhäuser2020Woods Hole Film Festival [us]Best CinematographyWinner
Chris Hirschhäuser2020Oceanside Film Festival [us]Best CinematographyNominated
Chris Hirschhäuser2020Sherman Oaks Film Festival [us]Best CinematographyWinner
Numan Cakir2020Woods Hole Film Festival [us]Best ActorWinner
Numan Cakir2020Oceanside Film Festival [us]Best ActorWinner
Numan Cakir2020Sherman Oaks Film Festival [us]Best ActorWinner
Sevgi Hirschhäuser2020Virgin Springs Cinefest [us]Best DebutWinner
Sevgi Hirschhäuser2020Woods Hole Film Festival [us]Best Emerging FilmmakerWinner


2021USA29th Arizona International Film Festival
2020Russia19th Baikal Int. Film Festival - People And Enviroment
2020Kosovo12th PriFest Prishtina Int. Film Festival
2020USA17th Vail Film Festival
2020Italy18. Filmfestival Ischia
2020USA11th Interrobang Film Festival
2020India4th Virgin Springs Cinefest
2020USA4th Miami Independent Film Festival
2020United Kingdom3th Swindon Independent Film Festival
2020USA29th Arizona International Film Festival