2001-2010ArthouseDramaTayfun PirselimogluTurkey

Tayfun Pirselimoglu – Saç AKA Hair (2010)


Fate brings together two unhappy people in this drama from Turkish filmmaker Tayfun Pirselimoğlu. Hamdi makes and sells wigs from a small shop in Istanbul. Hamdi isn’t much of a businessman, and doesn’t care much about his shop — or anything else for that matter since he was diagnosed with cancer. One day, a middle-aged woman named Meryem comes into Hamdi’s shop; she has long and beautiful hair, and informs him that she wants to sell it. Hamdi is struck by the woman’s barely concealed anger and sadness, and he wants to know more about her.

Selected Festivals and Awards
• Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (2012)
• Festroia-Troia International Film Festival, Portugal (2011): FIPRESCI Prize for Best Picture
• Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2011): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Nazan Kesal)
• Almaty Film Festival, Kazakhstan (2011): Netpac Prize
• Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (2011)
• London Turkish Film Festival, U.K. (2011)
• Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2010): Special Mention
• Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (2010)
• Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey (2010: Best Supporting Actor (Riza Akin), Best Photography (Ercan Ozkan)
• Turkish Film Critics’ (SIYAD) Awards (2010): Best Actress (Nazan Kesal), Best Actor (Ayberk Pekcan)
• Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (2010)



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