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Sivas

SYNOPSIS

Establishing a bleak Anatolian village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of an eleven year old boy (Aslan) and a weathered fighting dog (Sivas) who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die. Meanwhile, a school play of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves dominates the background as Aslan is disappointed in losing the role of the prince to Osman, his rival-in-love and son of the village head. While Osman gets ahead in the two boys’ race to win the hand of Ayşe, the “princess” of the village, Aslan tries to impress her with his new-found friend. And Sivas, having found a new lease on life, wins one fight after another, strengthening Aslan’s hand against Osman. However, as Sivas’s success at the fighting ground attracts more attention by the village head, the roles subtly change and Aslan finds himself in an unexpected crash-course into adulthood, leaving the princess behind. 

ABOUT THE FILM

Genre: Fiction Drama

Country: Turkey

Year: 2014

Duration: 97mins.

Director: Kaan Müjdeci

Language(s): Turkish

Subtitles: English

Producer: Yasin Müjdeci, Kaan Müjdeci

Screenplay: Kaan Müjdeci

Cinematographer: Armin Dierolf, Martin Hogsnes-Svang

Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Sound: Cevdet Erek

Principal Cast: DoganIzci, OkanAvci, Müttalip Müjdeci, OzanCelik