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MOMMO

Turkey, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Next Gen)

Director: Atalay Tasdiken

A touching true story about the bonds between a brother and sister, set amid the picturesque beauty of a remote Turkish village.

Even when things get tough, Ahmet and Ayse are always there for each other. After the death of their mother, Ahmet takes on the job of looking after his little sister. He is her protector, entertainer and idol - but that's a lot of responsibility when you're only ten years old.

Based on a true story, Mommo is an affecting tale about the bond between siblings and their struggle to hold on to each other, even in the face of forces that threaten to tear them apart.

Shot against the striking surrounds of an isolated Anatolian community, the film also offers an engaging look at rural Turkish life.

MIFF Recommends: Age 10+. Some adult themes.

D/P/S Atalay Tasdiken WS Cinema Libre Studio L Turkish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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