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A HERO OF OUR TIME

Three tragicomic days in the life of an immature man who deals with his father's funeral preparations in the hills of northeastern Turkey.

Production Year: 2023

Production Country: Turkey

Language: Turkish

Duration: 120 min

Genre: Dramedy / Satire

Format: 1.33:1, Color, 5.1, 4K

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Story: Mirac Atabey, Mert Yasar, Emre Halisdemir

Assistant Director: Emre Halisdemir

Line Producer: Gokhan Baris

Production Manager: Yilmaz Atabey

Production Assistant: Ugur Telatar

Leading Actors: Emrah Gulsen, Mustafa Kandemir, Elvan Canakoglu, Evrim Cervatoglu

Supporting Actors: Ahmet Mutlu, Berat Efe Pullu, Nurhan Halisdemir, Hatice Demircioglu, Tugba Guven Kurt, Cemil Kutsal Biber, Erkan Ataman, Kemal Erman, Nurettin Kadioglu, Emre Halisdemir, Emine Kadioglu, Mert Naiboglu, Emrah Birben, Danis Sezgin

Cinematographer: Mirac Atabey

Production Sound Mixer: Okan Kal

Make-up Artist and Customer: Melike Kal

Trainee Ad: Ebru Terzi

Script Consultant: Ali Eren Guven

Editor: Mirac Atabey

Colorist: Burak Turan

Assistant Colorist: Utku Urlu

Sound Editor, Designer and Mixer: Cenker Kokten

Assistant Sound Editor: Alper Ozsen

Foley Artist: Ali Oren

Music Composer and Arranger: Okan Kal

Storyboard and Poster Illustrator: Isin Fidan

Subtitle Translator: Melissa Lara Clissold

 

Industry Events and Funds:

• Antalya International Film Forum, Turkey

   Script Development and Project Design Workshop

• Malatya International Film Platform, Turkey

   Script Development Award

• Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey

   Scriptwriting & Production Fund

• Boat Meeting Co-Production Market, Ukraine

   Post Production Support (The sponsor company was unable to provide agreed-upon services)

• Meeting Point - Vilnius, Lithuania

   Work in Progress Award

• San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain

   Work in Progress Europa Selection

• MedFilm International Film Festival, Italy

   Work in Progress Award

 

Festivals:

• Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (cancelled)

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2023

• Bosphorus Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2023

 

Awards:

• Bosphorus Film Festival

   Best First Film Award, Turkey, 2023

 

Press:

11th Bosphorus Film Festival winners announced [EN]

11. Bogazici Film Festivali’nde Altin Yunuslar Sahiplerini Buldu [TR]

11. Bogazici Festivali Tum Gorkemiyle Suruyor [TR]

27th MedFilm Festival: The Prices [EN]

The E-Meeting Point – Vilnius hands out its awards [EN]

Two Turkish films to compete at San Sebastian Film Festival [EN]

San Sebastian WIP Latam, WIP Europa: The Lineup [EN]

Boat Meeting Winners Announced [EN]

 

Links:

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Screening Calendar

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“Why didn't you like

my poem?”

Shorts

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YARD

In a village perched above a valley, a funeral ceremony is performed in the front yard of one of the houses. But then, in the night, a mysterious dialogue between two men unveils humor and tragedy hidden beyond the yard.

Production Year: 2018

Production Country: Turkey

Language: Turkish

Duration: 15 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Format: 1.85:1, Color, 5.1, 4K

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Assistant Director: Emre Halisdemir

Art Director: Mert Yasar

Script Consultant: Ali Eren Guven

Illustrations: Guillermo Gomez Moreno

Leading Actors: Mustafa Kandemir, Emre Halisdemir, Danis Sezgin

 

Festivals:

• International Film Festival Rotterdam

   Official Selection, The Netherlands, 2018

• Vilnius International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Lithuania, 2018

• Dokufest International Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Kosovo, 2018

• Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Brazil, 2018

• MedFilm International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Italy, 2018

• International Film Festival of Uruguay

   Official Selection, Uruguay, 2019

• Trento Film Festival

   Official Competition, Italy, 2019

• Lille International Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, France, 2019

• Tetova International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Macedonia, 2019

• Leggimontagna International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Italy, 2019

 

Awards:

• Trento Film Festival

   Best Film by a Young Director Award, Italy, 2019

 

Press:

Livadi e le verdi colline della Turchia [IT]

Kerem Akca'nin Rotterdam’dan Elestirileri [TR]

DokuFest: Turkiye'den Kosova'ya Belgeseller [TR]

 

Links:

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“You never listened to him

when he was alive,

but now you start listening

when he’s dead? Huh?”

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DOWNTOWN

A cross-section of a high school boy's life at an important moment of having wings to spread.​

Production Year: 2014

Production Country: Turkey

Language: Turkish

Duration: 20 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Format: 2.66:1, Color, Stereo, HD

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Assistant Director: Emre Halisdemir

Art Director: Mert Yasar

Script Consultant: Ali Eren Guven

Leading Actors: Yilmaz Atabey, Nurettin Kadioglu, Emine Kadioglu, Danis Sezgin

 

Festivals:

• Ankara International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2015

• Los Angeles Turkish Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, USA, 2016

 

Links:

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“I don't care, you are gonna bring

my bread in five minutes!

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STOVE

A man sneaks into a boathouse and stays in there alone with his desires.

Production Year: 2012

Production Country: Turkey

Language: Turkish

Duration: 6 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Format: 2.39:1, Black&White, Stereo, HD

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Assistant Director: Mert Yasar

Actors: Serhat Atasaral, Recep Ekmekci

 

Festivals:

• Boston Turkish Film Festival

   Official Competition, USA, 2012

• IFSAK Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2012

• International King Midas Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2012

• International Izmir Short Film Festival

   Official Selection, Turkey, 2012

• METU Film Festival

   Official Selection, Turkey, 2012

• Kısadan Hisse Short Film Festival

   Official Selection, Turkey, 2012

 

Links:

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“Didn't I tell you that

I don't wanna see you here?”

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PERMUTATIONS

A cinematic game in observing our fellow humans. With wry irony, the film focuses on the daily activities in a small coastal town and presents a series of self-contained chapters connected by the presence of several characters.

Production Year: 2016

Production Country: Portugal

Duration: 24 min

Genre: Short Experimental Documentary

Format: 1.77:1, Color, 5.1, HD

Producer: DocNomads

Director: Mirac Atabey

Production Assistant: Nicole Carp

Music: Okan Kal

Project Consultant: Tracie Holder

Editing Advisor: Susana Barriga

Sound Mixing: Tiago Matos

Colorist: Marco Amaral 

Supervisors: Margarida Cardoso, Tiago Hespanha, Victor Candeias

 

Festivals:

• Astra Film Festival

   Official Competition, Romania, 2017

• Tirana International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Albania, 2017

 

Links:

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Know us

Micmuss Film Entertainment is a film production and distribution company based in Pazar, Rize, a small town surrounded by the Black Sea and tea plantations in northeastern Turkey, home to the Laz People, an indigenous ethnic group of the Caucasus. The company is mainly interested in producing films experimenting with cinematic forms and developing filmmaking culture in the region by combining local talents and experienced film professionals in the filmmaking process.

The founder, Mirac Atabey (1989, Rize, Turkey) is a director, screenwriter, and producer who graduated from the Doc Nomads Master's Programme in documentary filmmaking, held in Lisbon, Budapest, and Brussels. His short film trilogy, consisting of Stove (2012), Downtown (2014), and Yard (2018), has received recognition on the film festival circuit, with the final installment premiering at Rotterdam Film Festival. His debut feature film, A Hero of Our Time (2023), showcases a refined version of his observational visual style and interactive cinema language, characterized by uninterrupted scenes with lengthy acting performances. He was also a participant in Talents Sarajevo 2017.

The co-founder, Emre Halisdemir (1987, Rize, Turkey), is a filmmaker with a background in education, who has been working as an education manager, instructor trainer, project coordinator, assistant director, and actor. He holds the position of an education manager at a village school in Findikli, Rize, Turkey, where he focuses on practical education initiatives aimed at empowering village children in the fields of sustainable agriculture, local languages, and filmmaking. He is also an instructor trainer at the Laz Language Institute and a project coordinator at the Network of Laz and Circassian Civil Societies supported by the European Union.

The head of the production department, Yilmaz Atabey (1999, Rize, Turkey), is a production manager and actor who also works in the local tourism industry in Ayder, Rize, Turkey.

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