The Cemil Show

Cemil Şov

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Long-suffering mall cop Cemil auditions for the bad guy role in a remake of a Turkish B-movie from the ‘60s from the so-called Yesilçam era. Even while teaming up with a female colleague whose father played the vintage bad guy, Cemil doesn’t have a chance in hell. A true underdog, he keeps pushing for the role until the role gets him…

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Bariş Sarhan
Script: Bariş Sarhan
Cinematography: Soykut Turan
Editing: Evren Luş
Sound: Yalın Özgencil
Music: Taner Yücel
Actors: Ozan Çelik, Nesrin Cavadzade, Alican Yücesoy, Cezmi Baskin, Başar Alemdar, Fuat Kökek
Production: Sarhan Projects
Producers: Bariş Sarhan, Umut Eğitimci
Co-producers: Levend Çagil ,Önder Önsal
Costumes: Öykü Ersoy
Production Design: Billur Turan
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Turkey
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 102'
Contact: Alpha Violet

Bariş Sarhan

He was born in Istanbul. After his visual arts education, he worked as a graphic designer, art director, and commercial film director. In 2009, he made his first short film, Slippers, and then went to New York and studied cinema at NYU. He continues to shoot feature and short films, commercials, music videos, and animations, creating his own visual language. His first feature, The Cemil Show, made its world premiere at the 50th Rotterdam Film Festival.


2010 Slippers (short)
2015 The Cemil Show (short)
2021 The Cemil Show