Pandora's Box

Yesim Ustaoglu
France
Germany
Belgium
Turkey
112 min
2009
Pandora's Box
Synopsis: 

When three 40-something siblings who live in Istanbul get a phone call and hear that their aging mother has disappeared in northeastern Turkey (she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease), they put aside – for a while – all their differences, and they go and search her. However, just like a Pandora box, old tension, animosities and unspoken family stories will resurface. The three siblings must then reflect upon their own failures in life.

Screenplay: Yesim Ustaoglu, Selma Kaygusuzò

Cinematography: Jacques Besse

Editing: Frank Nakache

Music: Jean-Pierre Mas

Sound: Bernd Von Bassevitz

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Costumes:

Cast: Onur Ünsal (Murat), Derya Alabora (Nesrin), Tsilla Chelton (Nusret), Övül Avkiran (Güzin), Osman Sonant (Mehmet), Tayfun Bademsoy (Faruk)

Producer: Yesim Ustaoglu, Serkan Cakarer, Muhammet Cakiral, Natacha Devillers, Setareh Farsi, Behrooz Hashemian

Production: Silkroad ProductionLes Petites LumièresStromboli Pictures

Distribution: Kairos Films (DE)Atalanta (PT)

Co-production:

World sales: The Match Factory