SNOW AND THE BEAR
UK PREMIERE. IN COMPETITION
A snowbound Turkish village becomes the setting for an atmospheric blend of mystery and social critique.
Asil (Merve Dizdar) is a young nurse who has come to a small Turkish village locked in what seems to be a never-ending Winter. The locals in this patriarchal society are suspicious of this young independent woman and she in turn does not trust them. When a local person goes missing, the blame is quickly attributed to bears, but Asil believes the answer to the mystery lies elsewhere.
First time feature director Ergun employs a fairy tale title and evocative cinematography and sound design to create an almost mystical feature that works on many levels.
“A chilling, mysterious and stunning debut film… filled with important global topics, wonderful acting performances and mesmerizing cinematography”
– OC Movie Reviews
Mon 18th Sept – 6:40pm
Country: Turkey / Serbia / Germany
Director: Selcen Ergun
Cast: Derya Pina Ak, Erkan Bektas, Asiye Dincsoy