Director: Rasit Celikezer
Screenwriters: Rasit Celikezer
Loving Istanbul couple AyÅŸe and Cemal need only a child to complete their life together, but they cannot conceive. To salvage Cemalâ€™s pride, they resort to illegal means to procure a baby. This wild grab at a more perfect life proves their undoing, leading the couple to spiral toward separate futures. The couple's estrangement is intertwined with the filmâ€™s parallel narrative, in which a distant and neglectful single mom is raising her little boy, Can.
Director/screenwriter RaÅŸit Ã‡elikezer conjures up a compelling tale about family, pride, and what we risk when we fail to value what we have. The veteran Turkish cast, including Selen UÃ§er (AyÅŸe) and Serdar OrÃ§in (Cemal), allows our understanding of each character to evolve throughout the story. Can honors the tradition of YeÅŸilÃ§amâ€”shorthand for the golden age of Turkish cinema. As such, Can infuses its traditional premise with an inventive storytelling structure and a fresh take on family sorrows as old as time.
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision
- International Narrative Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- Turkey, 106 min.
- World Cinema Jury Prize Dramatic, World Cinema Special Jury Prize Dramatic