Born in 1975 in Istanbul (Turkey), she has been living in Berlin since 2000. After graduating from the Film and Television Academy at Marmara University, she directed short films and a feature documentary. Men on the Bridge had its international premiere at Locarno in 2009 and went on to garner numerous international awards. Her second feature Lifelong screened at the Berlinale Panorama in 2013. In 2014, she was selected as a participant of the artists’ residency program in Los Angeles, Villa Aurora. All of a Sudden is her first German-language feature film.
2005 HESPEROS’ APPRENTICES – doc
2009 MEN ON THE BRIDGE
2013 LIFELONG (La Révélation d’Ela – Hayatboyu)
2016 ALL OF A SUDDEN (Auf Einmal)