Clair Obscur

Clair Obscur


Yeşim Ustaoğlu

2016, 1 h 46 min

Chehnaz, an attractive woman over 30, leads a wealthy life in Istanbul together with her husband Cem. She has just finished an internship as a psychiatrist and she has to work for two years in a hospital in a distant seaside town. A young girl Elmas under shock is referred to her. She has been given as a wife to a distant relative whom she does not actually love. Chehnaz begins a difficult therapy to reach a girl accused of murdering her husband. Their meeting makes both women face their long-hidden problems. A sensual portrait of two women deprived of the right to discover themselves, to love and be loved – in a country torn between modernity and tradition.


Golden Orange International Film Festival in Antalya, 2016: Main Award, award for the best directing for Yesim Ustaoğlu, award for the best actress for Ecem Uzun

written by Yeşim Ustaoğlu
director of photography Michael Hammon 

music Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
production design Osman Özcan
costume design Şenay Çitak, Seda Yilmaz
sound Guido Zettier, Bruno Tarrière
edited by Agnieszka Glińska, Svetolik Mica Zajc
cast Funda Eryiğit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Okan Yalabik
production Ustaoğlu Film Yapim, Slot Machine, Unafilm
producers Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Marianne Slot, Titus Kreyenberg
co-produced by Aeroplan Film
executive producers Serkan Çakarer
production managers Ahmet Şahin
co-financed by Polish Film Institute
distributed by Madness

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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