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23 Minutes, Turkey


Sarajevo Nominee for the European Film Awards 2015

Carthage Film Festival 2015; Carthage Ciné-Promesses

Istanbul Short Film Festival 2016; Best Film


Manaki Film Festival – Best Cinematography, Small Golden Camera

Yusuf, a shy, sensitive Syrian refugee who lives in exile in a remote Turkish border town is chosen for his newfound power but he has to experience how to use it, at the cost of his innocence. 

Production took place in May 2014, on location in Antakya, Turkey.


Written and Directed by Emre Kayis

Starring: Sherko Mohamad Ali, Gamze Kaçak, İlke Can

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