Director: Seren Yüce
Winner of Best First Feature at the Venice Film Festival.
Twenty-one years old and still living under the brutish dominion of his father, perpetual screw-up Mertkan makes decisions or, more generally, doesn't, based on the path of least resistance. When Mertkan meets a Kurdish waitress, he's offered relief from his soul-sucking routine, but complacency and the racist suspicions of his father threaten to destroy his newfound happiness.
Seren Yüce's debut feature is a scathing broadside at the patriarchal family politics and gender dynamics still so evident in contemporary Istanbul. Expertly edited by Mary Stephen (The Romance of Astrea and Celadon, MIFF 2008; The Last Train Home), and sparkling with wry humour, Majority is a compelling and simply told portrait of a Turkey still wrestling with the conditions of its own modernity.
Majority editor Mary Stephen is a guest of the Festival.
D/S Seren Yüce P Sevil Demirci, Önder Çakar WS The Match Factory L Turkish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010