Are you listening mother?





A Turkish Village. A Kurdish woman is sentenced to six years house arrest with an electronic ankle bracelet. An invisible border is set up through her garden, which she repeatedly crosses.

Her son unwillingly becomes her prison guard. Torn between obedience and rebellion he is forced to confront his own boundaries. How far will he go to protect her?


Writer/Director/Producer: Tuna Kaptan


Cast: Aziz Çapkurt, Sebiha Bozan,

Bülent Keser, Adnan Devran

DOP: Roy Yunus Imer 


Editor: Sophie Oldenbourg


Music: Özgür Akgül


Sound: Ömer Buğra


Sound Design: Clemens Becker


Sound Mix: Florian Schneeweiß


Executive Producer: Sara Merih Ertaş


Costume: Kezban Bozan 


Production Design: Cenk Aydın


Co-Production: Bayerischer Rundfunk



A man is enclosing his rebellious mother in her house with barbed wire in order to protect her.



Clermont-Ferrand ISFF

Tampere Film Festival

Filmweek Regensburg

Landshut SFF – DaHome award

Turkish Film Days Munich

Skepto IFF – Best Short Film

Filmfest Dresden – Best Short Fiction

Ankara IFF – Best Short Film

Brussels Short Film Festival

Stockholm IFF – Best Short Film

Bucharest SCCF – Best Student Film

Mediterranean Film Festival Split

FEST - New Directors New Films Festival

First Steps Awards –Best Short Film

Encounters Bristol

Kurdish Film Festival

DokuFest Prizren

Alpinale SFF – Best Short Film

Filmfest Weiterstadt

Open Place Film Festival

Lessinia Film Festival

Festival Silhouette Paris

Fünf Seen Filmfestival

Nancy International Film Festival

Black Canvas Mexico

Fano IFF – Special Jury Mention

Show me Shorts New Zealand

Festival Cine Madrid

ISFF Cyprus

Kurdish Film Festival Berlin

Antalya International Film Festival

Filmfest Biberach

Interfilm Berlin

SFF Cologne – Honorary Jury Mention

Festival du Film Court Villeurbanne

Sequence SFF Toulouse

Filmschoolfest Munich

Nomination German Short Film Award

Bogoshorts Bogota

Short Cutz Berlin – Special Jury Mention

IFF Würzburg – Audience Award

Antarctica Short Film Festival

Riga 2annas

Orient Express Filmtage Bern

Festival Amnesty International

Yilmaz Güney Film Festival 

International film festival of Aubagne

Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay

London Kurdish Film Festival

Menorca International Film Festival

Filmets Badalona


STIFF Film Festival

Human-Environment Care Film Festival


Festival-Distribution Donaukapitän

World wide sales Radiator IP Sales

Release: February 2019


Technical Data: Fiction, 19 minutes, DCP,  5.1 Dolby SRD




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