In a small town in Anatolia, in the middle of the night, a young couple, Emre and Nazlı, are looking for a room to make love. They are rejected from the hotels because they do not have a marriage certificate. While they think they have found a trick, the situation quickly gets out of hand.
A Jury Prize-winner at Sundance, Serhat Karaaslan’s nocturnal tale of two young lovers shows that intimacy is not a private matter in a sex-obsessed society. In this engrossing short, Karaaslan’s signature tone is both sardonic and sincere, resulting in an acute portrait of conservative hypocrisy.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France