The Moisture


63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Ishak, a teacher serving his compulsory duty in Anatolia, is working to solve the issue of child custody with his ex-wife, while at the same time struggling with Yusuf, the most mischievous student of the class who makes Ishak deviate from his ideals, to assert his authority. As he gradually drifts away, Ishak decides to recover his ideals but soon realizes that nothing will ever be the same again. A community disturbed by a quarry and, amid this discomfort, the case of a girl gone missing: This story makes us question the way we fight evil.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Turan Haste
Script: Muhammed Furkan Dașbilek
Cinematography: Mustafa Yeșilova
Editing: Taylan Tuncer, Turan Haste
Sound: Meriç Erseçgen
Music: Mehmet Ağbaba
Actors: Mücahit Koçak, Okan Selvi, Muhammed Mayda, Elif Eylül Yeșilyurt, Baran Salman, Türkyilmaz Sarikaya, Yașar Akman, Mukaddes Kurmuș, Takup Güvenilir
Production: Cinemans
Producers: Muhammed Furkan Dașbilek
Co-production: Remo Films, TRT Sinema
Co-producers: Engin Cebiroğlu, Ramazan Kılıç
Costumes: Fatma Çeker
Production Design: Zafer Malkoç
Make Up: Hülya Tüzün
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Turkey
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 21΄
Contact: Cinemans

Turan Haste

Turan Haste was born in Turkey, in 1989. He graduated from a cinema department in 2010. After working in the cinema and television industry for a while, he made his first short film Harvest Time, which was screened in national and international festivals and won many awards in 2016. He is the producer of two internationally acclaimed short films – Nafthalene and At a Riverside. At a Riverside had its World Premiere at the 37th Busan International Short Film Festival in 2020. In 2022, he directed the short film The Moisture in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and TRT.


2016 Harvest Time (short)
2022 The Moisture (short)