Yumurta (Egg)

by Semih Kaplanoglu

Yumurta (Egg)


Poet Yusuf returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. A young girl, Ayla awaits him in a crumbling house. Yusuf has been unaware of the existence of this distant relation who had been living with his mother for five years. Ayla has something to ask of Yusuf. Yusuf is obliged to perform the sacrifice his mother Zehra had been prevented by death from fulfilling.


Semih Kaplanoglu is one of the most profiled writers/ directors/producers of present-day filmmaking in Turkey, having received important national awards such as the Golden Orange (Antalya IFF) and the Golden Tulip award (Istanbul IFF) for his third feature »Yumurta« (Egg). His feature films have also screened at festivals around the world, earning him international awards, such as FIPRESCI prize for »Süt« (Milk) at the Istanbul International Film Festival and the Best Film Alternativa award for »Melegin Düsüsü« (Angel's fall) at the Barcelona Independent Film Festival.
»Yumurta« (Egg) is the first part of the Yusuf Trilogy.

Filmography as writer, director, producer:

2010 »Bal« (Honey, feature film)
World premiere in Berlin 2010

2008 »Süt« (Milk, feature film)
World premiere in Venice 2009

2007 »Yumurta« (Egg, feature film)
World premiere in Cannes 2008

2004 »Melegin Düsüsü« (Angel's fall, feature film)
World premiere in Berlin 2005

2000 »Herkes kendi evinde« (Away from home, feature film)


Nejat İşler - Yusuf
Saadet Işil Aksoy - Ayla
Ufuk Bayraktar - Haluk
Tülin Özen - Woman in Bookstore


Director: Semih Kaplanoğlu
Screenplay: Semih Kaplanoğlu, Orçun Köksal
Producer: Semih Kaplanoğlu
Co-Producer: Lilette Botassi
Cinematographer: Özgür Eken
Editor: Ayhan Ergürsel, Semih Kaplanoğlu, Suzan Hande Güneri
Art Director: Naz Erayda
A production of Kaplan Film Production
In co-production with Inkas Film Product

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / 1:1.85 / Dolby Digital
Length: 97 min
Original Language: Turkish

Original title: Yumurta


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Yumurta (Egg)
Yumurta (Egg)

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