Mesut The Fish



In Competition

Directed by Hakan Hücum
Written by Hakan Hücum, Koray Yeltekin
Cast: Recep Kumru, Fatma İnci Bilaloğlu
Short / 10 min. / 2012


Şefik and his wife Nalan lives the ritual which had never changed for 20 years. Şefik is a traditional man, he is grubby and frowzy. Nalan complains about this all the time and when they have a fight, Nalan leaves him and goes to her mother's house. Şefik anever loses time and goes to his mother-in-law’s house to bring back Nalan. One of those days when they had another fight, Şefik brings fish and “rakı” for dinner as a surprise, but Nalan doesn't like fish. After a big fight Nalan leaves the house again. This time Şefik decides to cook the fish. The moment he opens the bag becomes the starting point of changing the rituals in his life.


Selected Festivals and Awards

Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, U.S.A.: Audience and Jury Awards
Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner
Lions International Short Film Competition, Turkey: Best 3rd Film
Erciyes University Short Film Festival, Turkey: Jury Award
Ifsak Short Film Competition, Turkey: Jury Award
Istanbul University Golden Tooth Short Film Festival, Turkey
Inonu University Short Film Festival, Turkey
Eskişehir International Film Festival, Turkey
SEEfes'13 South East European Film Festival, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Ayvalık International Film Festival, Turkey



Hakan HucumHakan Hücum was born in Bursa in 1988. He made his first short film while he was studying in Ziraat Bank Science High School. He graduated from Marmara University School of Pharmacy. Currently he works towards his Master's degree in Cinema-TV at Kadir Has University. He also received cinema education in "Sinematek" as one of the awards he received for his second short film. Afterwards he directed short films, video clips, and commercials. He currently gives lectures on film production and editing. He is the Chairman of the Board in "Sinematek Istanbul".

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston