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Pandora`s Box (2008)
Pandora`nin Kutusu (original title)
Pandora`nin Kutusu (title with latin characters)
Fiction, 112 min
Production countries   Turkey,France,Belgium,Germany
Language   Turkish
Director   Yesim Ustaoglu
Scriptwriters   Yesim Ustaoglu, Sema Kaygusuz
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Two sisters and a brother live in the center of İstanbul today. They are in their thirties and forties, and lead very different lives, self centered on their upper – middle class preoccupations. One day, a phone call brings them together on a voyage through Turkey’s suburbs and villages to the small town in the Black Sea mountains where they were born. Their aged mother, Nusret, has disappeared. As the siblings start reminiscing about her, the tensions between them quickly become apparent; like a Pandora’s box which is spilled open, all the unresolved disputes are scattered around. Old wounds are opened up again. When they find their mother and bring her to İstanbul they soon must learn that she is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The confrontation with Nusret’s sordidness brings them to realize how poor their own lives are. It is only Nesrin’s rebellious son Murat who emphatises with Nusret and who ultimately sneaks her out of the institution where her daughters have committed her, leading his grandmother back to her home in the mountains which she is desparate to return to…


Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010
Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award

MedFilm Festival, 2009
Eurimages Italy Award

The Castellinaria International Film Festival, 2009
The 3rd Castles

Cinemanila International Film Festival,2009
Vic Silayan Award-Best Actress, Tsilla Chelton

San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2008
Best Film "Golden Shell"
Best Actress "Silver Shell" - Tsilla Chelton

Fajr International Film Festivali, 2009
Christal Simorgh - Special Jury Prize, Best Performances; Tsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Övül Avkiran

Amiens International Film Festival, 2008
Best Performance; Tsilla Chelton

Valecieses International Film Festival, 2009
Best Actress - Tsilla Chelton

İstanbul Film Festival, 2009
Best Actress - Derya Alabora

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 2008
Best Supporting Actress, Övül Avkiran

Thessaloniki International Film Festival,2006
Crossroad Best Europian Project

Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio   1.85:1
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
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