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My Brother

  My Brother

Original name: Kardesim Benim
English name: My Brother
Year: 2016
Run time: 120'
Language: Turkish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Turkey
Director: Mert Baykal
Producer: Basak Abacigil
Cast: Burak Özçivit, Murat Boz, Aslı Enver
  Screenplay: Zafer Külünk
Cinematographer: Veli Kuzlu
Editor: Korhan Koryurek
Music Composer: Cem Öget
Costume Designer: Tugba Ataç
Production Designer: Kaan Kasikir
Production Company: FBR Productions, TAFF Pictures

Festivals

  • 17th Boston Turkish FF 2016

Selected Filmography:

  • 2005 Pardon
  • 2016 Kardesim Benim
  • 2017 Kardesim Benim 2
  • Director’s Biography:

    Mert Baykal (Ankara, 1979) transferred to George Mason University, USA, during the second year of his Cinema and TV studies at Istanbul Bilgi University. There, he studied media production at the Faculty of Communications. He has since worked as an assistant director in the cinema and advertising sectors. He directed his debut feature, Pardon, in 2004. In 2008 he set up his own production company, Zihin Açıklığı Film, where he has produced and directed many commercials. Kardesim Benim is his second feature film. He has directed multiple TV series in Turkey.

    Synopsis:

    Hakan is a famous alternative music artis. He is a calm and mysterious man. He tries to avoid the tabloid press, but the resentment he feels towards his brother, Ozan, draws attention from the media. Ozan is a pop star. Unlike his older brother, he’s an extrovert, joyful, funny, and a chatty, sociable person. The two brothers haven’t been on speaking terms for years. Nor have they seen each other for a long time. They even arrange to visit their sick father at different times. After many years, the two brothers find themselves together again at their father’s funeral. Although they were planning to leave as soon as possible after the funeral, their father’s last will and testament changes everything

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