Clair obscur by Yesim Ustaoglu

Genre:
Drama
Year:
2016
Language:
Turkish
Format:
105 minutes
Starring:
Funda Eryigit
Mehmet Kurtulus (HEAD FULL OF HONEY)
Ecem Uzun
Okan Yalabik
Serkan Keskin
Sema Poyraz
Directed by:
Yesim Ustaoglu (ARAF-SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, PANDORA'S BOX)
Produced by:
Ustaoglu Film, unafilm and Slot Machine in co-production with Aeroplan Film and ZDF / ARTE
A sensual, psychological dance of two women who are deprived of their right to discover themselves and to love and be loved in a relationship of their choosing, in a country torn between modernity and tradition.

Chehnaz, an attractive, modern woman and her husband Cem live in a hip neighbourhood in Istanbul.
Chehnaz has been assigned to a public hospital in a small, remote seaside town to complete her mandatory 2-year duty as an aspiring psychiatrist. While treating her patients during the week, she's mostly looking forward to the weekend and their Istanbul lives. However during this routine, Chehnaz' sexual problem with her husband becomes more evident - a problem that she is not able to face.
After a stormy night the course of Chehnaz's life is changed forever when she meets Elmas, a young woman from the town, who was married-off to a distant relative. Elmas survives as best she can far away from her family in a hostile environment with an older man she doesn't love.

 

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Clair Obscur is thoughtful, meaningful and beautifully shot.
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With unparalleled performances and unforgettable images, Clair Obscur is powerful feminist filmmaking of the highest level.
(TORONTO FILM SCENE)