Cinemarkt - Not Knowing / Bilmemek

Regie: Leyla Yılmaz, Türkei 2019, 95 min. / Fr 5.11.2021, 19 Uhr

Selma and Sinan are frustrated with each other after years of marriage. Their son, Umut, is trying to get to know and prove himself. All three are dissatisfied with their lives. Umut is a water polo player in high-school. When a fellow player spreads a rumor that Umut is gay, he refuses to comment. While Selma and Sinan struggle with their failing relationship, Umut’s persistent silence over his sexuality simply exacerbates the problem until one day Umut disappears. 

Born in Turkey. Yılmaz graduated in Archaeology and Art History from Istanbul University and went on to study Film at NYU. In 2006, she founded Fikri Visual Arts, a creative platform. Yılmaz wrote and directed her first feature, “A Handful of Sea” (Bir Avuç Deniz) in 2011. “Not Knowing” which won the Audience Award from Antalya Film Festival is her second feature film.

The film is in Turkish with English subtitles.

The film is shown in cooperation with Neuer Wiener Diwan.

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