Archive of films Mommy, I'm Scared / Korkuyorum anne

2004, 128 min

Section: Tribute to Reha Erdem
Year: 2012

Mommy, I’m Scared is a "sweet pie” made up of childhood traumas, fears caused by the steps to manhood, and questions surrounding one’s relationship to one’s own body. Focusing on a group of families, friends, and neighbors, the storyline is set in a nostalgic, romanticized, and colorized version of the "Istanbul neighborhood.”


Mommy, I’m Scared is a "sweet pie” made up of traumas, fears, heartbreaks, and hopes of many kinds. The storyline revolves around a group of families and neighbors, intertwining frequently with thematic clips full of light-hearted descriptions about being human, and with the fears induced by the oft-praised steps toward manhood. While the film’s questions lie heavily on man’s relationship to his body, an expensive ring seeks a way to embody true love. The film’s art direction and the characters’ social ties reflect a perfectly romanticized and colorized version of the "old Istanbul neighborhood” (in a now-gentrified location). This is a dense film, with Erdem furthering his interest in the repetitive use of images and sounds in addition to the artificial colors, busy ensemble cast, and the natural human concerns that crop up everywhere. Erdem binds everything together in funny, somewhat melancholy harmony.


Atlantik Film
Üst Zeren sokak No:2, 1. Levent, 343 30, Istanbul
Tel: + 90 212 278 361 1
Fax: + 90 212 278 197 1
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Reha Erdem
Director: Reha Erdem
Screenplay: Reha Erdem, Nilufer Güngormuş
Dir. of Photography: Florent Herry
Music: Abboud Abdel’Aal
Editor: Reha Erdem
Producer: Ömer Atay
Production: Atlantik Film
Cast: Ali Düşenkalkar, Işil Yücesoy, Köksal Engür
Contact: Atlantik Film


Claudine Avetyan


Reha Erdem

Film Director, Film Director


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