Skip to main content


Turkey, 2010 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

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

See also...


“A movie without spiritual values is like useless knowledge.” - filmmaker Semih KaplanoÄŸlu ... Winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Honey completes Kaplano lu's ... More »


"Visually stunning, vividly emotional." - Variety ... From award-winning director Reha Erdem (Kosmos, MIFF 2010; Times and Winds, MIFF 2007) comes Jîn, the story of a young Kurdish rebel who ... More »


A couple, growing increasingly distant, attempt to rekindle their relationship in this claustrophobic study of alienation. ... Mert and Selin are a young couple that seemingly have everything: good ... More »


Acknowledged as the revelation of the Official Competition at Cannes this year, and the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor award—shared between the two leads—Uzak is a ... More »


“Dear love… you are the wide brown valley that I lie on, you are my Marlon and Brando” ... In 2003, just before the bombs started falling on Baghdad, fiery Turkish actress Ayca left her ... More »


A long-awaited sequel and the most expensive Russian film ever made. ... Burnt by the Sun claimed both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and the Cannes Grand Prix in 1994. It took eight years ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director