The Door - Kapi

Directed by NİHAT DURAK
Cast: Kadir İnanır, Vahide Perçin, Aybüke Pusat, Timur Acar, Erdal Beşikçioğlu, Menderes Samancılar
2019 / 110 min. / with English subtitles

Yakup and Şemsa, their three children and their grandchildren are an Assyrian family who immigrated from Mardin to Berlin 25 years ago. One day a phone call about their son Michael whom they have lost twenty-five years ago reminds them all their painful memories. Yakup, Şemsa and their granddaughter Nardin, who didn't want to leave her grandparents alone, decide to go to Mardin. This trip also starts their personal journey in life.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Adana Film Festival, Turkey (2019): Audience Award
Director NİHAT DURAK  
Nihat Durak Nihat Durak began his professional career in cinema as assistant to acclaimed directors Ziya Öztan and Tomris Giritlioğlu. His first film as a director was "Yaban", a TV film, in 1996. Since then he directed many successful TV series, while also writing and directing feature films. He won Best Director and Yılmaz Güney Special Jury Prize in 2007 with his feature film, "İlk Aşk" (First Love). The Door is director’s most recent feature film.

Selected Filmography as Director

2019 The Door / Kapı
2017 My Father / Babam
2016 Familya (TV series)
2016 Babam ve Ailesi (TV series)
2012 Happy Family Journal / Mutlu Aile Defteri
2009 Hanımın Çiftliği Season 1 (TV series)
2006 First Love / İlk Aşk



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