At this year’s Ankara International Film Festival, Department of Communication and Design 2010 alumna Pınar Yorgancıoğlu’s film “Karanlıkta Islık Çalanlar” (Those Who Whistle After Dark) was named “Best Project” in the National Feature-Length Film Project Development Support award category.
Ms. Yorgancıoğlu was one of ten finalists selected from among just over one hundred entrants in the category; she was selected as the award winner after being interviewed by the jury. The award was announced at a ceremony at the Büyülü Fener Kızılay and presented during the festival’s closing ceremony.
“Karanlıkta Islık Çalanlar” was written and directed by Ms. Yorgancıoğlu, co-written by Emre Gülcan and produced by Sarah Seulki Oh. The film, which explores the phenomenon of aloneness, is about recent retiree Melih’s encounter with a skeptical angel, which triggers an existential awakening. His anxious search for meaning sets in motion a series of events and pushes his wife (an ambitious, social-climbing nurse) and 28-year-old daughter into their own crises; all three struggle to survive this “curse,” both as individuals and as members of a family.