Sadik | Faithful



In Competition

Written and Directed by Cantekin Cantez, Burcu Ayşe Esenç
Documentary / 23' 31" / 2013


Story of a man, Sadık, who has been waiting faithfully for his son for 20  years. In a mountain village in the middle of nowhere, which everyone had left years ago, Sadık both waits for his son and fights nature for survival at the same time. He sometimes takes a smoke from his cigarette, sometimes takes long walks in the sharp hillsides of the mountains. He cares for tillers, talks to the trees. He listens to the wind to find out about a storm approaching tomorrow and repairs the storage door. He thinks about the memories while looking at the hazy mountains and dreams about festive old days in this deserted 200 years old village. The question is, what is that strong feeling that causes Sadık to remain in this village? Is it only the memories?  


Selected Festivals and Awards

Documentarist, Istanbul, Turkey


Burcu Ayşe ESENÇ

Burcu Ayse EsencBurcu Ayşe Esenç was born in Istanbul in 1978. She had been dreaming to become a director ever since she watched her first film. She graduated from Marmara University Department of Radio and Television. She worked as assistant director in private TV stations. Since 2000 she's been working in the Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) as assistant director for arts and culture programs. Most currently she worked in a poetry program, "Hayat Kısa Kuşlar Uçuyor".

Cantekin CANTEZ

Cantekin CantezCantekin Cantez was born in Istanbul in 1981. He studied journalism in Marmara University Faculty of Communication. He received his graduate degree from the same university on radio and television. He worked as editor, managing editor, and creative director in many programs and documentaries broadcasted in various TV channels. He's been working in TRT for the last 12 years.

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston