26-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: Envy

By Kerem Akca

Envy from director Zeki Demirkubuz is a story of lust, loyalty, passion and trust in 1930's Turkey. The film is adapted from an acclaimed novel by Nahid Sırri Orik.

The film is released on 6 November, 2009, in Turkey after its world premiere of it was in 2009 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival on October 2009, where it received a best female performance award. It drew 28,000 admissions and box office of 273,247 Turkish liras.

Demirkubuz who is a noted arthouse figure in Turkish cinema for the past 20 years. His works wore seen parallel to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's. His most important films are Innocence, Third Page, Fate and Destiny.

Envy is a costume drama genre film and is the director's most expensive film to date. It is seen as an unusual departure from his career of making minimalist films.

Lead actress Berrak Tuzunatac is known from popular films such as Organize Isler and Ejder Kapani as well as from magazine headlines.

The film a co-production of Demirkubuz's company Mavi Film (www.demirkubuz.com) and Yerli Film.

Production contact:

Mavi Film

Istiklal Cad. No: 140

Beyoglu/İstanbul

tel: +90 (533) 431 61 07

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Credits

Producer: Zeki Demirkubuz, Zafer Celik

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz

Screenwriter: Zeki Demirkubuz

Cinematographer: Emre Erkmen

Editor: Zeki Demirkubuz

Cast

Berrak Tuzunatac

Nergis Ozturk

Serhat Tutumluer

Hasibe Eren

Mustafa Uzunyılmaz

Hatice Aslan

Serdar Orcin

Can Anamur