64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
The best comedies are crafted from the elements of tragedy, and that's something Oregon knows well. Filmed with a nostalgic and tender vintage aesthetic, Kerem Ayan’s film whisks the audience away to Istanbul on a summer day in 1985. It is a time when a young couple finds themselves arrested and imprisoned for a trivial reason – a mere cassette tape. In light of this unfortunate incident, as the couple rallies friends and acquaintances to secure their release and a multitude of eccentric characters swarm in and out of the police station, the film unfolds. With a blend of humor and nuanced social commentary, it paints a panorama of Turkish society in the 1980s while also offering insightful observations on the present day. With an all-star ensemble cast who are clearly having as much fun as the audience, Oregon is nothing less than a collective portrait of a society and a country.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Kerem Ayan
Script: Ümit Ünal
Cinematography: Barış Aygen
Editing: Hubert Hayaud
Sound: Onur Karagözoğlu
Music: Cüneyt Çağlayan
Actors: Serkan Çayoğlu, Aslı Inandık, Nejat İşler, Burcu Biricik, Ferit Aktuğ, Selen Uçer
Production: Kutu Film, Nulook Production
Producers: Hazal Dut, Muzaffer Yıldırım
Costumes: Burcu Yamak
Production Design: Ahmet Vahapoğlu
Make Up: Esma Ufuk
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Türkiye
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 93'
Contact: Hazal Dut

Kerem Ayan

Born in Istanbul, Kerem studied film at the École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle and Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7. He worked in the Radio France Internationale for four years. He started working for the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 and meanwhile, organized the International Literary Adaptation Market in Monaco. In 2005, he launched the Political Films Festival in Barcelona and directed it for three years. In 2006, he became Assistant Director of the Istanbul Film Festival where he became Director in 2015. Kerem Ayan also went into directing plays for the stage. He directed the short Fishbone in 2016.


2017 Fishbone (short)
2023 Oregon