Eye Am

Eye Am

Gözümün Nûru
Turkey / France 2013 / 78m
English Subtitles / Cert 12A
Directors Hakkı Kurtuluş, Melik Saraçoğlu
Cast Melik Saraçoğlu, Hakkı Kurtuluş, Bilgin Saraçoğlu, Ahmet Saraçoğlu

36th Moscow International Film Festival
Special Jury Prize "Silver George"
20th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival – Best Film

A multi-award winner, including Best Film and Best Script, at the 2013 Adana Festival, is the autobiographical story of co-director Melik Saraçoğlu and his struggle against blindness, not the best condition for an obsessive film fanatic with an overwhelming ambition to make his first feature film. A childhood disease has left him blind in one eye, and now the other eye is threatened. An operation is followed by an agonising 40-day wait, a period of blindness in which he can address his life so far and his fears, both present and future. But will this 'rehearsal' for a sightless existence turn out to be a performance that will last a lifetime? It all adds up to a delightfully imaginative, often funny, exploration of hopes, dreams and cinema.


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