At Turkey’s oldest zoo, a lonely manager and a withdrawn female officer form an unlikely bond: as they hide the death of the zoo’s oldest inhabitant, an Anatolian leopard, in order to stop the privatization process and fake its escape, they set in motion an absurd charade that spins out of control. In Turkey’s grey and quiet capital, the ghost of the leopard persists.
- Direction: Emre Kayiş
- Script: Emre Kayiş
- Cinematography: Nick Cooke
- Editing: Ricardo Saraiva
- Sound: Tobi Adam, Michael Kaczmarek
- Actors: Uğur Polat, Ipek Türktan, Seyithan Özdemir, Tansu Biçer, Ege Aydan, Osman Alkaş, Nuri Gökasan
- Production: TatoFilm
- Producers: Olena Yershova
- Co-production: Asteros Film, Donten & Lacroix Films, Elemag Film, Adomeit Film
- Co-producers: Kanat Doğramaci, Maria Blicharska, Tanja Georgieva, Jon Hammer
- Costumes: Öykü Ersoy
- Production Design: Billur Turan
- Format: DCP
- Color: Color
- Production Country: Turkey, Poland, Germany, Denmark
- Production Year: 2021
- Duration: 108'
- Contact: Luxbox
Born in 1984 in Ankara, Emre has been committed to storytelling and visual arts since childhood. After a BA in Law and a yearlong experience as a legal intern, he quits. In 2012, he was accepted to MA Filmmaking department at the London Film School. After directing two narrative short films and practiced photography, he graduated in 2014 with his thesis film The Translator which was screened in more than 200 film festivals worldwide such as Sarajevo, Premier Plans, Palm Springs, Montreal, won 16 awards and was nominated for the Best Short Film for the 28th European Film Awards. He is an alumnus of Sarajevo Talents and a member of EFA.
2015 The Translator (short)
2021 Anatolian Leopard