Merry-Go-Round / Atlıkarınca
2010, 35 mm, Color (16th Festival on Wheels)
Scriptİlksen Başarır, Mert Fırat
PhotographyHayk Kırakosyan, R.G.C.
MusicAhmet Kenan Bilgiç
CastMert Fırat, Nergis Öztürk, Zeynep Oral, Sercan Badur
ProductionHazal Dut, Zeynep Günay Melemez
DistributionHazal Dut, Zeynep Günay Melemez
AwardsBest Script, Behlül Dal Special Jury Award Antalya
“The situation is not specific to Turkey; such cases also exist in the rest of the world. Although
incest has different meanings in different cultures, it is almost always treated as invisible, a taboo
which is not talked about and ignored (…)And for us, ignoring this problem is like taking a part
in it. That’s why we wanted to make this movie, not to take part in this crime.”
Erdem, Sevil and their children, Edip and Sevgi, live in a small town. But when Sevil’s mother
has a stroke, they move to Istanbul and life begins changing. Edip has spent the last 10 years at
boarding school and grown away from home, while Erdem is still chasing his lifelong dream of
becoming a good writer.
Noticing the sudden change in Sevgi’s behaviour, her moodiness and detachment, Sevil starts
questioning certain incidents at home and discovers the dark secret behind Sevil’s closed doors.
Erdem is killed in a car accident and his death unleashes more new secrets in the family.
Sevil, who notices quickly changing behaviors, schizoid mood and unhappiness of Sevgi,
interrogates some events experienced at home and then explores the dark secret behind the
closed doors. Erdem dies in a traffic accident. His death causes new secrets to arise in the family.