This article was written by Dorian Jones.
After more than two decades in the dark, the Turkish film industry is now enjoying a renaissance. Along with that resurgence, there is a growing number of female filmmakers in Turkey.
In the film Zephyr, a single mother argues with her young daughter about her decision to leave her with grandparents to pursue a career overseas.
Shot in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea, Zephyr deals with dark issues of abandonment and mortality within the family, as well as questions of love and motherhood. It is Belma Bas’ first feature film.
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