Archive of films La Belle Indifference / Küçük şeyler
2019, 94 min
Section: Official Selection - Competition
Onur is sacked from his job as manager of a pharmaceutical company. He’s not too bothered about being unemployed, but the same cannot be said of his wife Bahar. Onur doesn’t listen to her and becomes indifferent not only to her anxieties but also to the world around him. He’d rather be surrounded by more zebras. A drama with dashes of absurd comedy about events that are no laughing matter: a personal crisis that impacts their marriage.
The term la belle indifférence refers to an apparent lack of concern shown by individuals towards their given symptoms. The symptom in Onur’s case is the fact that his life is gradually coming apart at the seams. He won’t bring himself to admit that his dismissal from work could trigger a serious existential crisis, not only for him but also for his wife. She tries to be the voice of reason, continually reminding him of their dismal reality, but Onur isn’t listening. He’d rather be surrounded by more zebras. This second part of Turkish director Kıvanç Sezer’s trilogy, whose first chapter My Father’s Wings competed at the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF, employs absurd humour to examine a profoundly personal and, by extension, marital crisis – a situation that is as humourless as it is real.
About the director
Kıvanç Sezer (b. 1982, Ankara, Turkey). Filmography: Children of Turabdin (2009, doc.), How Much (2011, short), Game of Hera (2012, short), My Father’s Wings (Babamın Kanatları, 2016), La Belle Indifference (2019)
About the film
|Section:||Official Selection - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Hatip Karabudak|
|Music:||Can Saka, Turgut Mavuk|
|Art Director:||Alceste Wegner, Reyhan Acar|
|Producer:||Kanat Doğramacı, Kıvanç Sezer, Tolga Karaçelik|
|Coproduction:||Zebra Productions, Karacelik film, Işık Sanat, Bando post|
|Cast:||Alican Yücesoy, Başak Özcan|
|Contact:||Kıvanç Sezer, Asteros Film|
Başak Özcan Sezer
A. Tamer Çınarcık
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Director of Photography