Magically told tale in which director Ali Kemal Çınar explores the boundaries of gender identity, sexuality and roles in modern Turkish and Kurdish societies. Çınar is not only the film’s director, but also its scriptwriter, editor and producer, and he plays one of the lead roles.
Shop owner Ali Kemal and his fiancée Berfin are living their ordinary, inconspicuous lives; both are very much looking forward to the day of their wedding. But then something unusual happens: A strange woman named Aram enters Kemal’s shop and tells him the baffling prophecy that he will turn into a woman on his 30th birthday. At first, Kemal doesn’t believe a word she says, but after witnessing someone else’s gender metamorphosis, he starts thinking that Aram is right. How will the upcoming change affect his relations with Berfin however? As a woman, Kemal will still want to marry her.
Filmmaker Ali Kemal Çınar will be attending the festival and will answer the audience’s questions after the screenings of the film.
On Wednesday August 24, this film will be screened together with the short A Short Film About Wong Kar Wai (Ömer Çapoğlu, Serdar Önal).