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The Pigeon

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Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek Premiere
Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, Τουρκία / Turkey, 2018, 76 ́, DCP, Έγχρ. / Color, Με ήχο / Sound, Τουρκικά / Turkish

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Banu Sıvacı Σενάριο / Screenplay Banu Sıvacı Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Arda Yıldıran Μοντάζ / Editing Mesut Ulutas Ήχος / Sound Uğur Akagündüz Μουσική / Music Canset Özge Can Ηθοποιοί / Cast Kemal Burak Alper, Ruhi Sarı Michal Elia Kamal, Demet Genç Mazlum Taşkıran, Evren Erler Emin Özdenvar, Maverdi Παραγωγός / Producer Mesut Ulutaş, Banu Sıvacı Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Wide

On a rooftop in Adana, Yusuf cares for the pigeons in his dovecote. His favourite bird is called Maverdi. To lure it even closer, he sometimes puts a seed between his lips for it to peck. The light grey pigeon is an outsider in the dovecote, just as Yusuf is in society, where he has to face ignorance and violence. The young man’s face rarely brightens up, and the pressure from his brother to go out to work makes things even worse.

Banu Sıvacı 

Born in Adana, Turkey in 1987, she studied fine arts with a focus on painting at Çukurova University in Adana. She has worked on various films as an assistant director and has directed several short films. The Pigeon is her debut feature.


The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.