Nasipse Adayız

North America Premiere


You Know Him - Nasipse Adayiz - Ercan Kesal

Directed by ERCAN KESAL

Cast: Ercan Kesal, Selin Yeninci, Inanc Konukcu, Muttalip Mujdeci, Nazan Kesal, Valeriu Andriuta

2020 / 105 min. / with English subtitles

A one-day tragicomic story of doctor Kemal, who wants to become a candidate for Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district mayor.
While working hard to become a candidate, Kemal prepares excitedly for the night that his candidacy will be announced by Number One. Everyone around Kemal including his ex-wife witness his intense effort. He is trying every way to win Number One’s favor and become a candidate. Unexpected events will occur that night.

You Know Him is Ercan Kesal’s debut feature in which different aspects of politics, negotiations and political strategies are expressed in a realistic way in a candidate’s eyes.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • SIYAD Turkish Film Critics Association Awards (2021): Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Selin Yeninci), Best Supporting Actor (İnanç Konukçu)
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2020): World Premiere
  • Adana Film Festival, Turkey (2020): Best Film, Best Editing (Ali Aga), FILMYON Best Director
  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2020): Best Director, Best Editing (Ali Aga)
  • Shanghai International Film Festival, China (2020)


Ercan KesalErcan KESAL (1959, Turkey) is a writer, actor and filmmaker. Although he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ege University, he became involved in filmmaking as an actor in Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Uzuk (2002). In 2008 he co-wrote the screenplay for Ceylan's Palme-d'Or-nominated Three Monkeys. He made his directorial debut with the short documentary Gone with the Hazelnuts (2018). You Know Him (2020), his first feature film, is based on his novella.




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