Love, Spells and All That

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At Filmin:

from THU 10/06
to  SUN 20/06

Title: Love, Spells and All That
Direction: Ümit Ünal
Cast: Selen Uçer, Ece Dizdar
Production: MTA Film
Distribution: ArtHood Entertainment
Genre: Romance
Duration: 96’
Country: Turkey
Year: 2020

O.V. in Turkish. Subtitles in Spanish

Festivals: Amsterdam (Roze Filmdagen, LGBT), Antalya (Golden Orange), Boston (Turkish cinema), Cologne (Turkish cinema), Istanbul, Melbourne (LGBT), Miami (OutShine, LGBT), Seattle (Turkish cinema), Sydney (Mardi Gras, LGBT), Vancouver (Turkish cinema)

First showing in Spain

As teenagers, Eren, the daughter of a powerful member of the parliament, and Reyhan, the daughter of the keeper in the summer house Eren’s family owns on the Istanbul island of Büyükada, had a forbidden love affair. When their relationship was revealed, Eren’s family forced them to separate. They sent Reyhan and her father away from the island and Eren to a boarding school in Europe. The two women haven’t seen each other since. 20 years later, Reyhan is back on the island and lives with a man younger than her. Eren catches a glimpse of Reyhan on a local profile on social media, which prompts her to leave Europe and come looking for her. The two embark on a day-long journey around the island, exchanging passionate words and long-hidden feelings about the ramifications of their forbidden relationship, to try and lift the old spell while taking a trip down memory lane.