Without Them

In a dystopian future where land is scarce, there are two types; men and flowers. Men are obliged to take care of their pots, which they call 'emptiness', and to fill them with a suitable tree or flower when the time comes. Men, who have control of the land and therefore of the flowers, have the authority to decide when and where their flowers or trees will take root, and under what conditions and conditions they will live. They have no rights.

Even if there is a group of minority men who take action to change this social order and to give flowers various rights before the law, the system they are in does not allow this situation, and heavy penalties are imposed on men who continue these actions. However, what many ignore and forget is; that they need their space to exist.

Çaycı Mustafa (30), who lives with his father in the 6th district, begins to dream of filling his void with a flower he sees on the notice window of the Gap and Matching Administration Board one morning. However, Erdal (32) who sees the advertisement that morning, acts before Mustafa and fills his void with the flower in the advertisement.

On the same day, Mustafa, who sees the flower in Erdal's shop, who has already destroyed a few flowers in order to fill his own void, is sad, thinking that this flower will be wasted like the others.

  • Meryem Beyza ER
  • Mert SELEK
  • Meryem Beyza ER
  • Cansu Fırıncı
    Key Cast
  • Atakan Yarımdünya
    Key Cast
  • Erdal Hanedar
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Biz Susunca
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    11,200 USD
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  • Malatya Film Fest
    December 16, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Meryem Beyza ER

Meryem Beyza Er, born in 1989 in Kayseri; After her education, she worked as a cinema critic and columnist in Kayseri Gündem newspaper between 2010-2015, as well as her commercial venture. She is a graduate of Atatürk University of Sociology. There is a book study that is under development in the field of family and children. She is married, mother of two children.

After training in film development, screenplay, project presentation, diction and acting, her cinema life, which started in Istanbul in 2016 with director Mesut Uçan, continues uninterrupted.

She worked as an assistant director in many projects such as Sevda Bird's Wing and Wounded Partridge. Bozdağ took part in the production team with the movie Mehmetçik Kut-ul Amare and Türkler Geliyor. After working as the general coordinator of Eflatun feature film, she continues as a producer in the sector with Kum Film, which she established in 2021.

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