Friday, October 16, 2009

11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11 by Pelin Esmer

10 to 11 movie trailer

This is the story of a passionate collector, Mithat, and the concierge of his building, Ali. For Mithat, Istanbul is as vast as his collections, while for Ali, who comes from a country village, it is nothing more than a few blocks around him. When the neighbours decide to have the building rebuilt for fear of earthquakes and the desire for a more valuable house, Mithat's most challenging struggle to save his collections begins. The building becomes the common destiny of these two men living alone, who will involuntarily change each other's fate.

Pelin Esmer
Istanbul, 1972. Her first work as a director, Koleksiyoncu (The Collector, 2002), won the Best Documentary Award at Rome Independent Film Festival. Her next work, Oyun (The Play, 2005), was premiered in Zabaltegi-New Directors at San Sebastian Festival and bagged the Best New Documentary Director Award at Tribeca Festival. 11’e 10 kala, her first fiction feature, won the Special Jury Prize at Istanbul Festival in 2009. She founded her own company, Sinefilm, in 2005.

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