Yuva - Emre Yeksan

Directed by EMRE YEKSAN
Cast: Kutay Sandıkçı, Eray Cezayirlioğlu, İmren Şengel, Okan Bozkuş
2018 / 119 min. / with English subtitles

Veysel’s wild solitary life in the woods is disrupted when the land he inhabits is sold to investors. One day, his younger brother Hasan comes from the city to convince him to leave. As the imminent threat of eviction rapidly grows, the belated confrontation of the two brothers leads to the discovery of a magical home: a universe under the earth.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2018): World Premiere
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2019): Best Actor (Kutay Sandıkçı), Best Director of Photography (Jakub Giza), Special Prize of the Jury
  • Adana Film Festival, Turkey (2018)


Emre YeksanEmre Yeksan (1981) received his BA and MA in Film Studies from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and La Sorbonne, the University of Paris. He worked as producer in Paris, and moved to Istanbul in 2008 where he has continued this work. He also started developing his own films. The Gulf / Körfez(2017), which premiered at Venice’s International Critics' Week, is Yeksan's feature debut as director. Filmography 2018 Yuva
2017 The Gulf (Körfez)
2016 Welcome Lenin (Hoşgeldin Lenin!) short doc
2014 Aziz short



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