Kız Kardeşler


A Tale of Three Sisters - Kiz Kardesler - Emin Alper

Directed by EMİN ALPER
Cast: Cemre Ebüzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan, Kayhan Açıkgöz
2019 / 107 min. / with English subtitles

Three sisters Reyhan, Nurhan and Havva are reunited in the remote mountain village where they grew up with their father, after having lived as ‘besleme’ (foster child and maid) with their foster parents in the city. All three desire to return to the city as soon as possible, whether this might be achieved depends on their tactics of solidarity, competition, and on the decisions of the men around them including their father, their foster-father, and Reyhan’s husband.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Berlin Film Festival, Germany (2019): World Premiere, Golden Bear Nominee
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2019): Best Director, C.I.C.A.E. Award
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2019): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress ( Cemre Ebüzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir), Best Music, FIPRESCI Prize - National Competition
  • Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel (2019)
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (2019)


Emin AlperEmin Alper was born in 1974 in Ermenek, Karaman. Trained in economics and history at Bogazici University-Istanbul, Alper holds a PhD in Turkish Modern History. His first feature, Beyond the Hill (2012), received numerous awards including the Caligari Film Prize at Berlinale Forum and Best Film at Asia Pacific Awards. His second feature Frenzy (2015) premiered at 72nd Venice Film Festival's in Official Selection's competition and received Jury Special Prize.

Aside from his filmmaking career, Emin Alper teaches modern history in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University.


2019 A Tale of Three Sisters (Kız Kardesler)
2015 Frenzy (Abluka)
2012 Beyond The Hill (Tepenin Ardı)





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