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SÜT – MILK

2008 | Semih Kaplanoglu

Fatma and her son Yusuf make ends meet with their two cows and the dairy products they produce and sell in the nearby city. Then the first „European” supermarkets open doors and threatens their livelihood. The conflicts opening up in that traditional role model appear between mother and son, make for the story of „Süt – Milk” in a snapshot of Turkish process rapprochement to Europe.

Drama, 99 Min.
Director: Semih Kaplanoglu
Script: Semih Kaplanoglu
D.o.P.: Özgür Eken
Sound: Marc Nouyrigat
Art Director: Naz Erayda
Editor: François Quiqueré
Cast: Melih Selçuk, Basak Köklükaya, Serif Erol, Nejat Isler

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Festivals / awards / nominations:

Venice Filmfestival, 2008
In competition for Golden Lion
28. International Istanbul Film Festival, 2009
FIPRESCI Award of the International Film Critics Association
Audience Award
Golden Tulip for Best Camera(Özgür Eken)

In coproduction with Kaplan Film (Turkey) and Arizona Films (France).
Support by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and World Cinema Fund.