You cannot be rid of easily when you die. Especially, the situation is more difficult if someone is a widow woman and live in a small village where 8-10 people live.

The historic village , which dates back to 2000 thousand BC.
Today, the village of Lübbey, which is connected to the district of Ödemiş, is known as a ghost village in the society, which has faced extinction with its migration over the years. There are only four or five people left in the village and the imam Osman, who is not very popular with the villagers. One of them is Fatma Aunt Fatma, the oldest woman in the village. Aunt Fatma lives with her son Fatih. Aunt Fatma was ill and one morning she passed away. All the villagers come together to pay their last respects, but they face a big problem. How are they going to bury Aunt Fatma? She needs to be washed and ablution for burial, but the majority in the village are men, including the imam. Only another woman can wash the woman and make her perform ablution. The solution found by Imam Osman will cause unexpected events to take place in the village

  • Cemre Poyraz Evren
  • Cemre Poyraz Evren
  • Cemre Poyraz Evren
  • Paullina Fiejdasz
  • Okan Selvi
    Key Cast
  • Fatih Yücebağ
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    928 USD
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Director Biography - Cemre Poyraz Evren

I was born in 1996 in Istanbul. I graduated from Fine Arts and Sports High School in 2010. Since then, I have devoted my whole life to the visual arts. In 2016, I won the Faculty of Media and Communication. I started shooting clips in 2018. In the same year, I shot mini-documentary programs for a national television. I've compiled a top 7 church themed photo book in 2020. In 2022, I shot a high-budget short film and sent it to international festivals. My current goal is to turn my short film into a feature film. My goal is to be a director who makes feature-length art films.

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Director Statement

I started writing the script of this short film inspired by a funeral I attended 2 years ago. I first wrote this project as a feature film. Since I could not find sponsors and financial support, I covered the costs of the short film by taking a loan from the bank. I completed the shooting in about a day and a half. Unfortunately, we had a short time due to lack of funds, I would have liked to work one more day and find more detailed angles, but our financial situation was not available.
My aim in making this short film is to participate in festivals and meet sponsors and producers and tell them the story of my film.
Because this short film is actually a shortened version of a feature-length story, just a few scenes of the original long story.
I hope I can turn this short film into a feature-length movie.
Thank you.