Films 2017


by Emre Yeksan / Turkey, Germany, Greece 2017 / 108' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Körfez

English title / The Gulf

Director / Emre Yeksan

Screenplay / Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke

Cinematography / Jakub Giza

Editing / Selda Taşkın

Music / Ekin Fil

Sound / Eren Erşipal, Fatih Rağbet, Eli Haligua

Production Design / Serdar Yılmaz

Costume Design / Ayşe Yıldız

Cast / Ulaş Tuna Astepe, Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Merve Dizdar, Damla Ardal, Cem Zeynel Kılıç

Production / Annamaria Aslanoglu – Istos Film

Co-production / C. Asli Filiz – Birfilm, Dirk Engelhardt – Kundschafter Films, Maria Drandaki – Homemade Films

Press AttachéNihan Katipoglu

Format / Color

Runtime / 108 min.


Leaving behind a ruined career and a bitter divorce, Selim returns to his hometown Izmir. Unwilling to make plans for the future, he wanders around revisiting his past: family, schoolmates, an ex-lover. He runs into Cihan, a friend from the military service, an idler with a charming energy. As people start leaving Izmir due to a terrible smell caused by a mysterious maritime accident, Selim finds himself gradually drawn to a new world where he will go back embracing the possibilities of life.

Emre Yeksan

323 SIC - Emre YeksanEmre Yeksan (1981) graduated in Film Studies from the Mimar Sinan University and from the University of Paris – La Sorbonne. He worked as a producer in Paris and moved back to Istanbul in 2008 where he also started developing his own projects. Körfez (The Gulf) is his feature directorial debut.