A quiet man who prefers plunging into his dream world rather than talking to people, Kenan is a 35 year old toll both clerk who lives with his father. His life, a humdrum routine between the three boxes in his life—home, shuttle bus, toll booth– will change with his move to a new toll booth plaza.
Tolga Karaçelik’s debut film is an uncanny examination of what it means to be trapped in a never-ending routine. Manifesting the early reflections of the director’s signature irony, this slow-burning psychological drama confronts us with those moments of madness inherent in everyday situations.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States