FESTIVALS: FNE at Istanbul IFF: The Plane Tree

By Kerem Akca

    After several months of pre-production, The Plane Tree began filming on 17 July 2010 for a period of nine weeks.

    {mosimage}The film is about the relationship between a grandmother and a grandson and the other family members that surround them. The melodrama is directed by noted female director Handan Ipekci, who received several awards with her second film Big Man, Little Love (Buyuk Adam Kucuk Ask) at festivals, including Best Film at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and Silver Pyramid at the Cairo Film Festival.

    The Plane Tree was released on 18 March 2011 in Turkey. Within its first two weeks it had 1.3 million TL in box office. The cast includes popular actors Nurgul Yesilcay and Nejat Isler.

    The film is produced by BKM (www.bkmonline.net) and Yeni Yapim Film. It was released by Acne Films in France, Germany and Netherland on 17 March 2011.


    Screening: 11 April, 16:00, Atlas

    Production contact:

    BKM Film

    Ebulula Mardin Caddesi

    Maya Meridyen Plaza

    No:16 Kat:3 D:12

    Akatlar / Istanbul


    Tel: +90 212 352 18 18

    Fax: +90 212 351 21 68

    e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Producer: Necati Akpinar

    Director: Handan Ipekci

    Screenwriter: Handan Ipekci

    Cinematographer: Feza Caldiran


    Celile Toyon

    Nurgul Yesilcay

    Deniz Deha Lostar

    Settar Tanriogen

    Suzan Aksoy

    Julide Kural

    Huseyin Avni Danyal

    Ragıp Savas

    Ebru Ozkan

    Nejat Isler

    Erol Keskin