A Tale of Three Sisters

Kiz Kardeşler

After many years apart, three sisters reunite under their father’s rustic roof, when returning to their small village in the mountains of Anatolia, each for her own reasons. Between snowy mountain peaks, under their domineering father’s eye, the three women seem to repeat past mistakes over and over again, in a gloomy mesmeric tale that delicately blends Chekhov and the Grimm brothers. Set against a breathtaking unearthly landscape that turns at night into a fearsome land of hidden dangers, life is depicted as an eternal parade of recurring patterns – many scenes even seem to happen twice – which leads inescapably to disaster.

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Direction: Emin Alper
Script: Emin Alper
Cinematography: Emre Erkmen
Editing: Çiçek Kahraman
Sound: Marcel de Hoogd
Music: Υorgos Papaioannou, Nikos Papaioannou
Actors: Cemre Ebüzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan, Kayhan Açikgöz, Kubilay Tunçer
Production: Liman Film, NuLook Production
Producer/Producers: Nadir Öperli, Muzaffer Yildirim
Co-production: Komplizen Film, Circe Films, Horsefly Productions
Co-producer/Co-producers: Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Stienette Bosklopper, Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Lisette Kelder, Enis Köstepen
Art Direction: Osman Çankırılı
Costumes: Alceste Tosca Wegner
Make Up: Esma Keskin
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 108΄
Distribution in Greece: Ama Films, amafilms@otenet.gr
Contact: The Match Factory, info@matchfactory.de
Awards/Distinctions: Best Director, C.I.CA.E. Award – Sarajevo Film Festival 2019, Golden Tulip (National Competition), Best Director, Best Actress (National Competition), FIPRESCI Prize (National Competition) – Istanbul Film Festival 2019

Associate producers: Nikos Moutselos (Two Thirty Five), Alexander Bohr, Engin Palabiyik


With the support of Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin, Netherlands Film Fund, GFC