Yumurta (Huevo)
Semih Kaplanoglu
Turkey / Greece, 2007
35mm (35mm). 98min. Color
Production: Semih Kaplanoglu, [email protected], +90 212 2912995
Photography: Ozgur Eken
Editor: Ayhan Ergursel, Semih Kaplanoglu, Suzan Hande Guneri
Screenplay: Semih Kaplanoglu, Orcun Koksal
Actors: Nejat Isler, Saadet Isil Aksoy

When his mother dies, the poet Yusuf returns to his home village, which he hasn't visited for years. Ayla, who has been living with his mother for the past five years, is waiting for him in a dilapidated house with a request: Yusuf must perform the sacrificial rite his mother could not fulfil before she died. In order to satisfy his mother's last wish, Yusuf must adapt to the rhythm of rural life, to the spaces imbued with the memories of old friends, and deal with an unsettling feeling of guilt.

Bio: Semih Kaplanoglu (Izmir, 1963) studied film at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir. Since 1987 he has published numerous articles on the visual arts and film. His first feature Angel's Fall won the feature film prize at l'Alternativa 2006. Yumurta, his second film, is the first part of a planned trilogy.
Festivals: Premi de la juventut al Festival de 3 continents, França. el seu primer largmetratge, Angel's Fall, va guanyar el premi al Millor llargmetratge a l'Alternativa 2006.