Berlinale

Pandora´s Box (Pandoranin Kutusu)

Synopsis
Three fourty something siblings in Istanbul each receive a call one night: their ageing mother has disappeared from her home on the western Black Sea coast of Turkey. The three meet and set out to find her, momentarily setting aside their individual problems. As the siblings come together, the tensions between them quickly become apparent, like a Pandora’s box spilling open. They come to realise that they are very ignorant of each other, and are forced to reflect on their own shortcomings.


World premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2008, Visions

Key festivals and awards
Toronto International Film Festival 2008
Golden Shell for Best Film, Silver Shell for Best Actress, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2008
Best Supporting Actress, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2008
Best Actress Award, Amiens International Film Festival 2008
Busan International Film Festival 2008
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009
Tribeca Film Festival 2009

Turkey, 2008
Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
Producers: Ustaoglu Film Yapim (Turkey), Silkroad Production (France), Les Petites Lumières (France), Stromboli Pictures (Belgium), The Match Factory (Germany)
German WCF partner: The Match Factory
World sales: The Match Factory (Germany)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in June 2008
Funding amount: 25.000 €