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Snow and the Bear

In a small, snow-covered, remote town of Turkey winter has always been tough, but this year it doesn’t come to an end – in an almost surreal way. Leaving the roads blocked due to heavy snowfall. Rumor has it that bears have risen early from their winter-sleep and killed some animals around. Though no one has really seen them, people are afraid that they will come to the town soon. Aslı is a young nurse who has been appointed here recently for her obligatory service. One cold night, a man from the town goes missing. In this small town – where the biggest problem for the gendarme prior to the incident has been bats haunting the police station – the sudden disappearance of a man creates all sorts of rumors. Step by step, Aslı finds herself in the middle of a whirlwind of power relationships, secrets and doubts.

  • Selcen Ergun
  • Selcen Ergun
  • Yeşim Aslan
  • Nefes Polat
  • Selcen Ergun
  • Florent Herry
  • Merve Dizdar
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  • Saygın Soysal
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  • Erkan Bektaş
    Key Cast
  • Asiye Dinçsoy
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 34 minutes
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Director Biography - Selcen Ergun

Selcen obtained her MA in Directing/Screenwriting at Istanbul Bilgi University after studying Industrial Design and Visual Culture at METU. She is a Berlinale Talents and Medienboard Nipkow Artist in Residence alumna. Her short films ‘Confrontation’ and ‘A Sunny Day’ were selected by several international film festivals and awarded prizes. 'Snow and the Bear' is her debut feature film; a Turkish, German, Serbian co-production supported by Eurimages.

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