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Propaganda Mother

The state sends Mrs. Suna to open customs in the North-Eastern Anatolian border village of Hislihisar in the year of 1960. Mrs. Suna is a disciplined civil servant attached to her position. But all she wants is to have a child. Four days before the customs opening, Elif gives her daughter Hayat to her sister Kadriye to wean. Hayat cannot be given to her mother Elif because she does not have a passport on the day customs opens. Dec the film, we watch the struggle between Hayat's mother Elif and Suna, who uses the uniform of the state as a weapon which may give her a chance to have a child. Everything happens in front of the people of Hislihisar village. Will Hayat be able to get back to her mother, or will her remain in the hands of customs director Suna, who wants to have her very much.

  • Sinan Çetin
    Director
  • Sinan Çetin
    Writer
  • Sinan Çetin
    Producer
  • Cemil Çetin
    Producer
  • Alp Mert Döğücü
    Editor
  • Sezen Aksu
    Original Music
  • Sinan Çetin
    Director of Photography
  • Kenan Sunar
    Focus Puller
  • İlyas Boğaç Uzun
    Director Assistant
  • Ege Çakaloz
    Director Crew
  • Ezgi Çakaloz
    Director Crew
  • Baran Mayda
    Executive Producer
  • Cihat Onat
    Production Supervisor
  • Cemre Okyay
    Production Coordinator
  • Kenan Sunar
    Art Director
  • Hülya Hilmi
    Art Crew
  • Aslı Çavuş
    Art Crew
  • Duygun Şimşek
    Costume
  • Elif Aşık
    Costume
  • Sesil Manuelyan Döğücü
    Costume
  • Zeynep Sezginer
    Costume
  • Merve Şanlı
    Costume
  • Gardrobe
    Costume
    Rent
  • By Retro
    Costume
    Rent
  • Tolga Yıldız
    Make-up Artist and Hairdresser
  • Selim Şahintürk
    Camera Crew
    Second Camera Assistant
  • Emre Aşan
    Camera Crew
    Third Camera Assistant
  • Ramazan Tonga
    Camera Crew
    DIT
  • Eren Alkan
    Editing Asisstant
  • Kenan Sunar
    Editing Asisstant
  • Tugay Yılmaz
    Editing Asisstant
  • Alp Mert Döğücü
    Color
    Color Grading
  • Lina İrem Arditty
    Color
    Assistant
  • İlyas Boğaç Uzun
    Color
    Assistant
  • Alaz Burak Şen
    Special Effects
    Special Effects
  • Janbek Devrim
    Special Effects
    Assistant
  • Ferkan Yaman
    Special Effects
    Assistant
  • Deniz Balım
    Sound
    Sound Record
  • Erdem Önder
    Sound
    Sound Mix & Master
  • Alp Mert Döğücü
    Sound
    Sound Designer
  • Janbek Devrim
    Sound
    Foley
  • Anıl Aktaş
    Sound
    Atmosphere
  • Davut Murat
    Sound
    Boom Operator
  • Burcu Bal
    Sound
    Scoring
  • Sinan Çetin
    Story
  • Ekin Deren Şekerciler
    Script Supervisor
  • Soner Soysal
    Magnum / Dolly Operator
  • Kenan Baydemir
    Setting
  • Davut Murat
    Setting
  • Köksal İnce
    Setting
  • Cemre Okyay
    Setting
    Assistant
  • Asya Gülhan
    Setting
    Assistant
  • İlyas Boğaç Uzun
    Setting
    Assistant
  • Harun Türk
    Accounting
  • Mayadroom
    Cast Agency
  • Cihat Onat
    Transportation
  • Muhammed Demir
    Best Boys
  • Zeki Demir
    Best Boys
  • Müjdat Özbeğ
    Best Boys
  • Suat Boyalıklı
    Best Boys
  • Cankut Özbeğ
    Best Boys
  • Hande Subaşı
    Key Cast
    "Elif"
  • Nursel Köse
    Key Cast
    "Suna"
  • Burhan Öcal
    Key Cast
    "Sezgin"
  • İlhan Şeşen
    Key Cast
    "Rahim"
  • Tamer Karadağlı
    Key Cast
    "Arif"
  • Duru Serim
    Key Cast
    "Hayat"
  • Doğukan İnceli
    Key Cast
    "Mahmut"
  • Almila Ada
    Key Cast
    "Filiz"
  • Elif Aşık
    Key Cast
    "Kadriye"
  • Dünay Kılıç
    Key Cast
    "Yusuf"
  • Kenan Baydemir
    Key Cast
    "Kenan"
  • Ali Biçim
    Key Cast
    "Kopuk Yaşar"
  • Orbay Sayü
    Key Cast
    "Muhtar"
  • Volkan Paul Sevdik
    Key Cast
    "Adil"
  • Çetin Teke
    Key Cast
    "Çetin"
  • Muhammed Revan Çelen
    Key Cast
    "Cemil"
  • Onur Çakalöz
    Key Cast
    "Ayhan"
  • Nil Karaibrahimgil
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
    Mother Speech (Sound)
  • Sezen Aksu
    Thanks
  • Çağatay Önal
    Thanks
  • Ömer Özgüner
    Thanks
  • Fatih Tamay
    Thanks
  • Barış Denge
    Thanks
  • Rebekka Haas Çetin
    Thanks
  • Oktay Teke
    Thanks
  • Ahmet Utlu
    Thanks
  • Mustafa Ertürk
    Thanks
  • Durusu Park Evleri
    Thanks
  • Bülent Akarcalı
    Thanks
  • Ali Üstay
    Thanks
  • Ali Toksoy
    Thanks
  • Aytuğ Yargıç
    Thanks
  • Gülcan Serim
    Thanks
  • Uğur Mıhçı Yazgan
    Thanks
  • Ali Önder
    Thanks
  • Kerem Ülken
    Thanks
  • Özkan Aksular
    Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sinan Çetin

BIO

He was born in 1953. He graduated from Hacettepe University with a degree in Art History in 1979, he made his first film, called Carpet Song. In the aftermath, he respectively directed future films; Story of a Day (1980), Abbas in Flower (1982), Ugly But in Love (1982), Number 14 (1985), Sky (1986), Princess (1987), Berlin in Berlin (1993), Mr. E (1995) ), Propaganda (1995), Commissar Shakespeare (2000), Romantic (2007), Paper (2011), Children of Gallipoli (2012), American Girl (2018). He impressed a wide audience with his commercials and TV series such as The European Side (2004-2009), Comedy Store (2007-2011), which he produced. His film have received many awards at the International Moscow Film Festival (Russia), the International Shanghai Film Festival (China), the International Manheim Film Festival (Germany), the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (Turkey) and many others. He continues to make new films.

FILMOGRAPHY

2018 – American Girl, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter

2012 – Children of Gallipoli, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter

2011 – Paper, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Avanca Film Festival, Avanca / PORTUGAL 2011
Special Mention

12th Dhaka International Film Festival, Dhaka / BANGLADESH 2011
Jury Prize: Best Director

2008 – Be Happy! This is an Order!, Short Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter

2007 – Romantic, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter

2007 / 2011 – Comedy Store, TV Series / Producer
35th Golden Butterfly Awards, Istanbul / TURKEY 2008
Best Comedy TV Series

2005 – Pardon, Feature Film / Producer

2004 – On the Beach, Feature Film / Producer

2004 – 2009 The European Side, TV Series / Producer
RTGD (Radio and Television Journalists Association) Awards, TURKEY 2009
Best Actress of the Year

Bonus Card International Comedy Movies Festival TURKEY 2008
Honour Award Comedy

35th Golden Butterfly Awards, Istanbul / TURKEY 2008
Best Actress (Comedy)
Best Actor (Comedy)

Galatasaray University “Best of the Year” Awards Istanbul / TURKEY 2008
Best Tv Series
Best Actress of the Year

34th Golden Butterfly Awards, Istanbul / TURKEY 2007
Best Comedy TV Series
Best Actress
Best Actor

33th Golden Butterfly Awards, Istanbul / TURKEY 2006
Best TV Series
Best Actress (Comedy)
Best Actor (Comedy)

32th Golden Butterfly Awards, Istanbul / TURKEY 2005
Best Comedy TV Series
Best Actress (Comedy)
Best Actor (Comedy)

2003 – School, Feature Film / Producer

2000 – Commissar Shakespeare, Feature Film / Producer, Director
24th International France Independent Film Festival FRANCE 2001
Best Screenplay

8th Avsa Film Festival, Balıkesir / TURKEY 2001

1995 – Propaganda, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter
4th International Shanghai Film Festival, Shanghai / CHINA 1999
Best Film

5th Istanbul University Faculty of Communication's Film Festival Istanbul / TURKEY 1999
Best Director

13th Cannes Cinematography Conference Cannes / FRANCE 1999
Audience Jury Award

15th Mediterrenian Bastia Film Festival Corsica / FRANCE 1999
Best Sound
Best Music
Young Audience Grand Jury Award

7th Golden Lens Awards, Istanbul / TURKEY 1999
Best Film
Best Director

20th Valencia International Film Festival Valencia / SPAIN 1999
2th Best Film

1995 – Mr. E, Feature Film / Director

1993 – Berlin in Berlin, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter
International Moscow Film Festivai Moscow / RUSSIA 1993
Best Actress

42th Mannheim International Film Festival Mannheim / GERMANY 1993
Best Film

Turkey Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism Awards / TURKEY 1993
Best Producer
Best Director

11th Munich Film Festival, Munich / GERMANY 1993

21th International Istanbul Film Festival, İstanbul / TURKEY 1993

European Film Awards (FELIX) Potsdam / GERMANY 1993
Nominated for Best Film

1987 – Princess, Feature Film / Director, Screenwriter

1986 – Gökyüzü, Feature Film / Director, Screenwriter

1985 – Number 14, Feature Film / Producer, Director
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Antalya / TURKEY 1985
Best Director
2th Best Film
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Strasbourg Film Festival / FRANCE 1985
Best Film

1982 - Ugly But in Love, Feature Film / Director, Screenwriter
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Antalya / TURKEY 1982
Best Film

1984 - Abbas in Flower, Feature Film / Director
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Antalya / TURKEY 1982
Best Screenplay

1980 – Story of a Day, Feature Film / Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Hyères International Young Cinema Festival Hyères / FRANCE 1982
Best Film

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Antalya / TURKEY 1982
Best Actress

15th Turkish Film Critics Association Awards TURKEY 1982
Best Actress

1977 – Carpet Song, Documentary / Producer, Director
International Moscow Film Festivai Moscow / RUSSIA 1977
Best Director

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