ALBÜM | Showtime: Saturday Nov 26, 1:45 PM

Album / DIR: Mehmet Can Mertoğlu / Turkey-France-Romania / 2016 / 104 min / Shot on 35 mm / Language: Turkish with English subtitles


A childless couple prepares a photo album of a fake pregnancy period – at the beach, at work, lounging at home. This way, their adopted child will eventually be able to recognize them as loving biological parents. And of course, they’ll have real documentation to share with friends and co-workers. Bahar and Cüneyt are an average middle-class couple with beliefs, dreams and preoccupations of their provincial urban environment. A child would complete their perfect lifestyle image, but adoption can be a long bureaucratic process, especially for picky parents. However, persistence and the right connections pay off. The proud couple goes all the way with the family history façade by staging snapshots in the hospital with their adopted baby boy. The earnest couple’s next step is to start a new life with their new baby. History teacher Cüneyt’s requested reassignment to a faraway city comes in quickly with his bureaucratic influence. But the couple panics when they discover that the adoption has been recorded in police records, only one step away from public knowledge…


CAST Şebnem Bozoklu, Murat Kılıç, Rıza Akın, Mihriban Er SCR Mehmet Can Mertoğlu Evci DOP Marius Panduru EDT Ayhan Ergürsel, Mehmet Can Mertoğlu  PRD Yoel Meranda, Eytan İpeker CO-PRD Kamara Film, A.S.A.P Films, Parada Film DIST The Match Factory


  • Semaine De La Critique, Cannes 2016
    Critics’ Week Visionary Award
  • 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival
    Best Film Award
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