Cast and Credits
Original title / Körfez
English title / The Gulf
Director / Emre Yeksan
Screenplay / Emre Yeksan, Ahmet Büke
Cinematography / Jakub Giza
Editing / Selda Taşkın
Music / Ekin Fil
Sound / Eren Erşipal, Fatih Rağbet, Eli Haligua
Production Design / Serdar Yılmaz
Costume Design / Ayşe Yıldız
Cast / Ulaş Tuna Astepe, Ahmet Melih Yılmaz, Serpil Gül, Müfit Kayacan, Merve Dizdar, Damla Ardal, Cem Zeynel Kılıç
Production / Annamaria Aslanoglu – Istos Film
Press Attaché / Nihan Katipoglu
Format / Color
Runtime / 108 min.
Leaving behind a ruined career and a bitter divorce, Selim returns to his hometown Izmir. Unwilling to make plans for the future, he wanders around revisiting his past: family, schoolmates, an ex-lover. He runs into Cihan, a friend from the military service, an idler with a charming energy. As people start leaving Izmir due to a terrible smell caused by a mysterious maritime accident, Selim finds himself gradually drawn to a new world where he will go back embracing the possibilities of life.
Emre Yeksan (1981) graduated in Film Studies from the Mimar Sinan University and from the University of Paris – La Sorbonne. He worked as a producer in Paris and moved back to Istanbul in 2008 where he also started developing his own projects. Körfez (The Gulf) is his feature directorial debut.