Pillar of Salt

Tuzdan Kaide
Director: Burak Çevik

Turkey, 2018, drama, 70 mins., Turkish with English and Lithuanian subtitles, N-16

A reclusive woman in her thirties leads a life frozen in time in her cave-like room. In her rare trips to the city, she chats with an oarswoman haunted by the devils. She searches for her twin sister in unfrequented corners of the city. In this journey in which time and space are out of joint, the same dream is recounted time after time.

About the director

Burak Çevik completed his undergraduate program on Cinema at Istanbul Bilgi University. He established experimental cinema society Fol in 2014 and curated various screenings. He produced creative-documentary feature film titled Meteors directed by Gurcan Keltek in 2017, selected to the official competition at 70th Locarno Film Festival under Filmmakers of the Present section and won Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award for the Best First Feature. Çevik's first feature film The Pillar of Salt premiered in Berlinale Forum (2018).

Section: Once Upon a Time in Istanbul...

Screenplay: Burak Çevik

Dir. of Photography: Burak Serin

Music: Ozan Tekin

Producer: Burak Çevik, Cem Celal Bilge, Semih Gülen, Arda Çiltepe, Selman Nacar

Cast: Zinnure Türe, Dila Yumurtaci, Esme Madra