Pandora’nın Kutusu

Pandora's Box

Pandora‘s Box is a story of alienation and isolation, a story of individuals whose lives have been shaped by a sterile, middle-class morality. A story that many people touched by the inevitable combination of capitalism and modernity can identify with. It is a kind of human landscape, both universal and singular at the same time… Two sisters and a brother live in the center of today‘s Istanbul. They are in their thirties and forties, and lead very different lives, self-centered in their upper middle class preoccupations. One day, a phone call brings them together on a voyage through Turkey’s suburbs and villages to the small town in the Black Sea mountains where they were born. Their aged mother, Nusret, has disappeared. As the siblings start reminiscing about her, the tensions among them quickly become apparent.

Director's Biography
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, geboren 1960 in Sarikamis, Türkei. Studium der Architektur an der Yildiz-Universität in Istanbul. Arbeitete als Architektin, dann als Filmjournalistin und Leiterin von Video-Workshops. Ustaoğlu erlangte mit ihrem Film Günese Yolculuk (1999) internationale Anerkennung und Auszeichnungen.

Filme (Auswahl): Duet (1990, KF), Hotel (1992, KF), IZ (The Trace, 1994), Günese Yolculuk (Journey to the Sun, 1999), Sirtlarindaki Hayat (Life on Their Shoulders, 2004, Dok), Bulutlari Beklerken (Waiting for the Clouds, 2004)
Specials 2009
Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Turkey / France / Germany / Belgium 2008
112 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Selma Kaygusuz
Cinematography Jacques Besse
Editing Franck Nakache
Music Jean-Pierre Mas
With Tsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Unsal, Övül Avkiran, Osman Sonant
Produzenten Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Muhammet Çakiral, Serkan Çakarer, Behrooz Hashemian, Setareh Farsi Koproduzenten Natacha Devillers, Catherine Burniaux, Michael Weber, Tobias Pausinger Koproduktion Silkroad Production (FR), Les Petites Lumières (FR), Stromboli Pictures (Be), The Match Factory (De) supported by EURIMAGES Ustaoğlu Film Yapim Nergis sok. No: 8/7 Kat: 2 Asmalımescit Mah. Tünel – Beyoğlu Istanbul 34430 Türkei T +90 212 249 7644 F +90 212 245 7397