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dir. Mehmet Can Mertoğlu, feature, 104 min, 2016


Synopsis: An earnest provincial couple goes to great lengths to create a photo album of a fake pregnancy as eventual proof of a biological tie to their adopted baby... A satirical first feature.


Produced by Yoel Meranda & Eytan İpeker
World Sales: Match Factory

French Distribution: Le Pacte

Co-produced by ARTE France Cinéma, Cedomir Kolar, Danis Tanović (France), Călin Peter Netzer (Romania)

Supported by Eurimages, Romanian Film Center, Turkish Ministry of Culture, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg



Variety •  Cineuropa • Slant Magazine • Les Inrocks(French) • Habertürk (Turkish) • T24 (Turkish)



Cannes Film Festival -  Critics Week: Prix Révélation France4 

Jerusalem Film Fest - Best International First Feature

Sarajevo Film Festival - Best Feature Film, Cineuropa Award

CICAE Award 13th Sevilla Film Festival (New Waves Section) - Special Award

Piran Film Festival - Best First Feature

Belgrade Auteur Film Fest - Special Prize



New York Film Festival • Vancouver Film Festival • Stockholm Film Festival • AFI Film Festival • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival • Festival des 3 Continents • Melbourne Film Festival • Thessaloniki International Film Festival • Let's CEE • Warsaw Film Festival • Bergen Film Festival • Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest • Festival del Cinema Europeo • Tbilisi International Film Festival • Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia • Zinebi • Bogota International Film Festival • Festival de Cine de Lima • Festival Ciné32 Indépendance (s) et Création​

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