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Hülya who works in a boutique coffee shop, suddenly decides immigrate to her village from Istanbul. Caner comes to Hulya's house as the unexpected guest, when the night before the day to travelling and completing preparations. The same night, Hulya's roommate and Caner's uninvited guests come home. It becomes very difficult to survive that night when things are surprisingly developed for everyone. By the light of ambition, past and cosmopolitan; the night becomes an absurd ordeal.

  • Müntekim Gerginok
    The Cordon, A Naşkvit
  • Müntekim Gerginok
    The Cordon, A Naşkvit
  • Müntekim Gerginok
    The Cordon, A Naşkvit
  • Pelin Keskin Civa
    Key Cast
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    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Humor, Drama, Action
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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  • 15th International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka 2019
    December 10, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The BeBop Channel Content Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    June 5, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • DetectiveFEST
    Russian Federation
    April 23, 2020
    Russian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sylhet Film Festival
    June 18, 2020
    Sylhet Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Brooklyn Shorty Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 2, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Müntekim Gerginok

He is 26 years, from Turkey, studying cinema.

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Director Statement

My intend is not query on the virtue or not being a guardian of morals. I'm totally in opposition to popularity of public service ad which is already centered on social problems in short films. We suppose that the most responsible people in the world are short film makers. Anyway… "Run Away!" focuses on barbarity of cosmopolitan. Kadikoy/Moda with its Modernist and conventional dynamism, it is like an X-ray of Turkey in a cosmopolitan sense. The cosmopolitan lifestyle is naturally a consequence of the modernity. Boundaries become indistinct, originality becomes transparent. Individuals are in tendency to be fairly similar themselves. The moral deprivation which seems to me that the tragedy of modern man, is not even noticeable in view of the rapidity of cosmopolite. The 'nest' which is the spiritual belonging of the person, is eroded in the cosmopolitan codes. Conclusion: Rootless individuals, personalities have been in abeyance.
"Run Away!" occurs the center of the Cosmopolitan with its place and characters. Suddenly, comes to the protagonist's senses who decides to run away from the metropolis, encountered the severity of the devious situation that she was trying to get rid of. It releases suppressed hatred, when probability of revenge is impossible. It is unpredictable that every large and small problem can cost one's life, (defying the social contract) insecure and (in a way) making an attempt to escape of absurd vicious circle.

When I watch any short film festival selection in our country, I see all the short films alike of a single director's films. "Run Away!" is going to be a different movie. Dark comedy uses negative situations. It manipulates tragic issues and makes the audience laugh. Those interested in high art (!) are also displeased with to black comedy, it is basically, as making an effort to enlighten the dark side of the human being like Ingmar Bergman, it reveals pure, primitive, selfish people who can even laugh at the tragedy of others. Black comedy is as candid as being unconventional; a drunken genre as a drunken person. "Run Away!" is a black comedy. The story of Moda whose general philosophy of life is nihilism, I convey my opinions on the basis of nihilism tend to "absurd" on the black humor arm.

The scene is begun by the second leading character, Caner's spaghetti service –referring to Spaghetti Western- it is also position to getting into genre. Like a pure love sentence like "Take me with you or don't go." in acknowledgment of today's human being character Deren is source of laughter. Benefiting from 'Mexican Standoff' cliche as a complementary element of both the genre and the 'spiral', where no one has a chance to survive. Hülya who is made believe by the role of lover that Caner succeeded; but Caner's lie expose, Hülya reaches climax when she swears her devious and spiral story, runs like hell. Hateful people can't survive and Deren suffers from it; like Caner's takeaway spaghetti which is delicious...

Running away from a place is become the precondition of life with dignity for a lot of people in this city. If as much as possible people run away from Istanbul, it will make the city more liveable. Of course I don't expect people run away from the city later than they watch the movie. I'm sincerly trying to create awareness of intellectual and enjoyable film.