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Clair Obscur


2016 / Turkey, Germany, Poland, France / 105 min / N-13
Total votes: 19, Average: 8.9
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Director(s) - Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Screenwriter(s) - Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Actors - Funda Eryigit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Okan Yalabik, Serkan Keskin
Producer(s) - Titus Kreyenberg, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Marianne Slot
Cinematographer - Michael Hammon
Editor(s) - Agnieszka Glińska, Svetolik Zajc
Composer(s) - Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
Sales agent - Beta Cinema
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Dialogues - Turkish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
“Clair Obscur” is the psychological dance of two women who are deprived of and distanced from their natural right to mature and discover themselves, to love and be loved, and to sustain a real relationship of their choosing. Chehnaz – an attractive, modern woman has been assigned to a public hospital in a small, remote seaside town to complete her mandatory 2-year duty as an aspiring psychiatrist. Elmas survives as best she can far away from her family in a hostile environment with an older man she doesn't love. The social cost of these psychological wounds reverberates from micro to macro levels throughout society, rotting it from within.

About Directors

Yeşim Ustaoğlu (b. 1960 in Çaykara, Turkey).


"The Trace" (1994), "Journey to the Sun" (1999), "Waiting for the Clouds" (2003), "Pandora's Box" (2008, "Kino pavasaris"), "Araf/Somewhere in Between" (2012, "Kino pavasaris"), "Clair Obscur" (2016, "Kino pavasaris").