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2 Girls (2 Genç Kız)

2 Girls poster

Best Film

Ankara International Film

Festival 2006

Best Director

Ankara International Film

Festival 2006

Best Script

Ankara International Film

Festival 2006

Most Promising Actress

Ankara International Film

Festival 2006

Best Actress

Antalya Golden Orange

Film Festival 2005

Best Cinematography

Antalya Golden Orange

Film Festival 2005

Best Director

Antalya Golden Orange

Film Festival 2005

Best Screenplay

Antalya Golden Orange

Film Festival 2005

Best Sound Design

Antalya Golden Orange

Film Festival 2005

Jury Special Prize

Antalya Golden Orange

Film Festival 2005

Best Director

Istanbul International Film

Festival 2006

Jury Special Prize

Osian’s Cinefan Festival

of Asian Cinema

New Delhi 2006.

Synopsis

Based on the best-selling Turkish novel of the same name, written by Perihan Mağden, this film tells the story of two girls - Behiye (Feride Çetin) and Handan (Vildan Atasever) - new friends from very different social worlds. Behiye lives in a poor, depressing, almost uninhabitable neighborhood, while Handan enjoys a posh, upper middle class life in Istanbul. But when they meet, they discover they have a common need and a shared goal. Handan's mother Leman (Hülya Avşar) is a beautiful woman, who has survived thanks to rich men ever since Handan's father abandoned them by moving to Australia years before. Handan longs to find her father so Behiye encourages her to run away and in the process abandon her home, her lifestyle, her boyfriend, and even her mother. Behiye and Handan make plans to run away together. Behiye begins to make plans for their escape, only to discover a terrible truth about Handan. The two girls fight and Behiye becomes disillusioned. Much deeper than a typical drama, this film looks at the contemporary tensions surfacing in Turkish society, particulalry among the youth, due to rapid change and modernization.



Director: Kutluğ Ataman

Cast: Feride Çetin, Vildan Atasever, Hülya Avşar, Tuğçe Tamer, Sezgi Mengi, Uğur Baltepe, Cengiz Sezici, Gönen Bozbey, Hikmet Körmükçü, Murat Prosciler, Savaş Akova

Length: 107 minutes

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