In competition

Written and Directed by Abdurrahman Öner
Short / 12 min. / 2012

Cast: Banu Fotocan, Reha Özcan


An old room seen from the door. There is an old sofa set, a sideboard, a TV, a table, an old heater, and a mirror next to it. A matchmaking show is on TV with the dialogues of women who want to marry and have children. In the room the woman prepares dinner for her husband. There is no sound in the room except the TV. The camera enters the room gently and we witness the couple’s troubled marriage.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey: Best Experimental Short Film Award
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey: Best Short Film Special Jury Prize
Crime and Punishment International Film Festival, Turkey: Best Short Film Award
Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Festival, Turkey: 3rd Best Film Award
Sinemardin Film Festival, Turkey

Abdurrahman ÖNER

Abdurrahman Oner

Abdurrahman Öner was born in Mersin, Turkey in 1984. He studied mathematics in Dicle University. He won a scholarship about film directing in İstanbul Kültür Üniversity and graduated in 2011. He is working for his master's at Kadir Has University with full scholarship.

Filmography (as director):

Vanished into Blue (Buhar, short, 2012)
Daraban (short, 2011)
Bird of Passage (Çirkin Ördek Yavrusu, documentary, Sweden, 2011)
Big Big Hands (Kocaman Eller, w/ Veysel Cihan Hızar, documentary, 2009)
A Curly Man (Kıvırcık Saçlı Bir Adam – Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, documentary,  2009)
Piamono (experimental, 2009)
Styx’i Geçmek (experimental, 2008)
Look (Bakış, short, 2008)
Lost (Yitik, short, 2007)
Journey (Yolculuk, short, 2006)
İhale kime kaldı? (director, workshop film in Diyarbakır Cinema Club, short, 2005)


Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:45 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston