Deniz and her friends have been apart for the summer and they have much to tell each other. The senior boys have suddenly grown tall, new albums have been release and the natural gas pipeline has finally made its way to Balikesir. Yet at the same time nothing has really changed. While adults are busy with their professional lives, Deniz and her friends are still confused about their university plans. Despite the worries of their daily routines they make plans for the future, yet the challenges of adolescence are burdensome. Deniz gets closer with her schoolmate Kaya and at the same time she’s interested in the school counselor Firat. She wants to prove that her feelings are not “the usual.” Deniz desires a life that is different from the ideals of her friends and her parents’. A song nobody has heard, a hopeless love, solitude... Ankara instead of Istanbul, social sciences or natural sciences... A different world, but where exactly?




genre: coming of age

length: 97 minutes

languages: turkish

release: march 7th 2014

distribution : M3 Film












directors & script

Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan

DOP Daniel Bouquet

editor Cicek Kahraman

sounddesign Kostas Varibopiotus

music Kim Ki O


Producer Bulut Film

Co-Producer Riva Film, Two Thirty Five, Family Affair Films



Ayris Alptekin

Onur Saylak

Baris Hacihan

Akbina Ozden

Nazli Bulum

Begüm Akkaua

Sude Aslantas






Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey

Municipality of Balikesir

Hamburg Film Fund

Hubert Bals Fund






Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2013
Berlinale - selected Generation 14+ 2014
57th San Francisco International Film Festival 2014

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2013), Best Debut (National Competition)
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2013), Best Script-Dadak, Merve Kayan (National Competition)
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2013), Best Editing-Cicek Kahraman (National Competition