Film Type: Short
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 14 minutes 50 seconds

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An old man spends the day wandering the streets of Istanbul. He communicates with the trees and seagulls rather than other people. All day, he checks the ATMs to find change like a child, even though he does not own an ATM card. He gets happy when he finds money and indignant when he doesn’t. For the old man, life is like a game that has remained from his childhood. And the sycamore leaves are a part of this innocent game.

Director Biography

Mehmet Tığlı was born in İstanbul in 1970. He graduated from Marmara University in 1991. He completed cinema courses at İFSAK in 1989. He won best screenplay awards of Orhon Murat Arıburnu National Art Awards in 1992 and 1993. Mehmet Tığlı is also Marketing and Communication lecturer at Marmara University since 1993.


Director/Writer – Mehmet Tığlı

Writer – Maria Zalloum

Producer – Erkan Şimşir

Key Cast

Mahmut Gökgöz – “Old Man”
Barış Aksavaş – “Pickpocket”
Sefa Turan – “Peddler”

Sycomore Winner Best SoungSilver Award Best Director

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